17 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,750
GBP 1,400 - GBP 1,800
A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, GERMAN OR DUTCH
0ith two-stage barrel, plain lock with strongly bevelled edges and fitted with sliding pan-cover, pearwood full stock inlaid with a later pattern of engraved horn ballflower scrollwork set within horn lines, later pearwood pommel decorated en suite, iron trigger-guard and ramrod-pipe, engraved horn fore-end cap, later horn ramrod-pipe, and horn-tipped pearwood ramrod.
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