London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A CASED PAIR OF 40-BORE SAW-HANDLED FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS
By Wattell Clark, London, the barrels by Johann Jakob Kuchenreuter, early 19th Century
With earlier rebrowned swamped octagonal sighted barrels each signed in silver on the top flat and inlaid with silver scrollwork (some silver missing), platinum-lined touch-holes, each breech with brass-lined maker's stamp (Neue Støckel 621), engraved tangs each fitted with two-leaf folding back-sights, signed flat border engraved detented locks decorated with martial trophies, and each with roller, rainproof pan, and safety-catch (cock retaining screws and one safety-catch replaced), figured walnut half-stocks (repaired), chequered butts, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guards with pineapple finial, silver barrel-bolt escutcheons and fore-end caps, set triggers, and later horn-tipped ramrods (iron parts worn and with scattered surface pitting): in a relined mahogany case with some accessories, and flush- fitting carrying handle
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