London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
FORSYTH & CO.: TWO EARLY ROLLER PRIMER GUN MECHANISMS
The first circa 1808; the second No. 164, circa 1809
The first left-hand, and the second right-hand, each with engraved hammer of very early type and lacking its roller primer, each plate signed 'Forsyth Patent'
Each 5in. (12.7cm.) (2)
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W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, Forsyth & Co.: Patent Gunmakers, p. 30, plate 11, p. 33, plate 12
D.H.L. Back, Forsyth & Co.: Patent Gunmakers, pp. 16, 35, plate 2, pp. 16, 36, plate 3
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