London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
AN EXCAVATED SNAPHAUNCE LOCK, AND AN ENGLISH-LOCK MECHANISM FOR A MILITARY PISTOL
Circa 1630 and circa 1640, each English
The first in untouched heavily corroded condition; the second heavily patinated and lacking its steel, top jaw and screw, but retaining the rearmost of its three side-nails
8¾in. (22.2cm.) and 6½in. (16.5cm.) (2)
(The first) excavated circa 1938 from the site of the battle of Lansdown (near Bath), fought in July 1643
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