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SAMUEL NOCK FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS

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A MAGNIFICENT CASED PAIR OF BIG BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS CASED IN THEIR ORIGINAL LINED CAMPAIGN CASE WITH ALL ORIGINAL ACCOUTREMENTS INCLUDING MINT MORROCAN LEATHER RED FLASK. THESE PISTOLS ARE IN EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL CONDITION AND ARE CASED IN A DELUXE CASE BOUND BY BRASS CORNERS AND An INTERNAL LID INSIDE THE LID OF THE CASE WHICH IS REMOVAL AND DISPLAYS THE ORIGINAL TRADE LABEL OF SAMUEL NOCK GUNMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, No 180 FLEET STREET LONDON, CIRCA 1806

THE PISTOLS ARE CUSTOM ORDERED AND HAVE EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE 16 BORE 10 INCH BARRELS OF DAMASCUS FORM WITH THEIR ORIGINAL FINISH. PLATINUM LINED TOUCH HOLES AND FULL RAINPROOF PANS, FRENCH COCKS, FINELY ENGRAVED IRON MOUNTS AND PINEAPPLE FINIALS, THE MOUNTS INCLUDING SPURRED TRIGGER GUARDS HAVE 90% PLUS OF THE ORIGINAL BLUE FINISH AND SHOW MOTTLED CASE COLOURS ON THE FLAT BEVELED LOCK PLATES WITH SLIDING SAFETIES, ORIGINAL HORN TIPPED RAMRODS. HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT HALF STOCKS WITH SILVER ENDS AND INTRICATE CHECKERING OF THE FINEST QUALITY. THESE PISTOLS ARE 207 YEARS OLD AND ARE IN A EXCEPTIONAL STATE OF PRESERVATION TOGETHER WITH THE CASE AND ACCOUTREMENTS AND SHOW LITTLE OR NO USE, AND ARE SELDOM FOUND OR OFFERED FOR SALE.

 

David Collumbell Flintlock Presentation Pistols

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A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF DAVID COLLUMBELL PRESENTATION HOLSTER PISTOLS WITH CIRCULAR SECTION BROWNED BARRELS AND INSCRIBED PROFUSELY IN GOLD, COLLUMBELL LONDON, ON BOTH SIDES OF BARREL. IN FRONT OF THE SIGNATURE ARE CHASED SHELL AND FLOWER WITH TWIN GOLD LNES RUNNING ALONG THE LENGTH OF BARREL ON BOTH PISTOLS. ADJACENT TO THE SIGNATURE ARE LONDON PROOF MARKS. WALNUT STOCKS CARVED WITH SHELL BEHIND THE BARREL TANG'S AND PROFUSELEY INLAID WITH SCROLLING SILVER WIRE WHICH IS ALL INTACT AND IN PERFECT CONDITION. THE SILVER BEARS THE NAME OF JA ( JEREMIAH ASHLEY). SPURRED POMMEL, CAP CHASED WITH HELMUT AND TROPHY OF ARMS. ORIGINAL SILVER TIPPED RAMRODS, SLIDING SAFETIES ON THE LOCK PLATE AND GOLD VENT'S. TRIGGER GUARD AND SIDE PLATE DECORATED WITH FLOWERS AND LEAVES AND VACANT ESCUTCHEON WITH SCROLL. THESE HOLSTER PISTOLS ARE OF PRESENTATION FORM AND ARE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF EARLY ENGLISH FIREARMS.

DAVID COLLUMBELL, who worked in London from about 1735 to 1765 was of the leading Gunmakers of his time. He was not a member of the Gunmaker's Company.

DAID COLLUMBELL 1763

Overall Length 16.5 inches

Barrel Length, 10 inches

Caliber, 18 Gauge

 

Joseph Griffin Presentation Flintlock Pistols

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A PAIR OF OUTSTANDING PISTOLS BY JOSEPH GRIFFIN. BARRELS OF CIRCULAR SECTIONS, BROWNED FACETED ON TOP OF BREECH AND INSCRIBED IN GOLD GRIFFIN LONDON: in front of signature are chased shell on Gold ground and six-petaled flower, adjacent to signature are London proof marks and barrelsmith's mark F crowned for foreigner, one not a member of the Gunmaker's Company. Lock Plate flat faceted inscribed GRIFFIN filed with beveled edges , engraved with flower sprays; safety bolt engaging at half cock; roller bearing on end of pan cover; gold lined vent; priming pan has flash fence below which is crescentic water drain slit. Walnut stock carved with shell behind barrel tang and inlaid with scrolling silver wire; silver furniture beras marks by JA (Jerimiah Ashly) lion passant. Lionhead crowned, and date letter for 1762; spurred pommel engraved with rococo scrolls; cap chased with faun mask in relief within border of scrolls; trophies of arms decorate side plate and escutcheon, latter engraved with crest; eagle with wings displayed and owners's initial's WG; trigger guard finial is leaf and flower;ramrod with horn finial and spiral worm on opposite end.

CHISELED DECORATION AGAINST A GOLD GROUND, THOUGH USUAL ON THE CONTINENT IN THE MID 18TH CENTURY, OCCURS ON ENGLISH FIREARMS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY ONLY..

JOSEPH GRIFFIN, LONDON 1762

Overall Length 16.5 inches; Barrel 10.5 inches

Caliber .70 (14 Guage) Weight 2 lb.

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