17th Mar, 2021 10:00

The Spring Auction

Lot 235

A pair of 19th-century percussion pocket pistols

A pair of percussion pocket pistols
19th century
with 6cm rifled Damascus barrels, concealed triggers, foliate engraved frames and walnut butts, the underside of barrels stamped "G",
overall length 17cm, together with one brown leather holster (3)

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament.

Sold for £290

Condition Report

One pistol will let the hammer go to full cock but trigger no longer fires, the second trigger will hold at full and half cock and the action works. Otherwise condition is generally fair, there are a few minor knocks to the grips and some minor nicks/pitting to the fore ends of the barrels, but generally much of the original Damascus has been retained. There is also one very small chip to one side of the grip. The barrels are turn off but they are seized.

Bidding indicates acceptance of the condition of the lot.  All lots are sold subject to general wear and tear commensurate with age and handling over time and only obvious faults will be mentioned after a visual inspection. If you have particular specialist questions on any lot, please state these before bidding since we cannot and will not provide a forensic examination of any lot but only a general condition report as a guide only. All condition reports given by Halls Holdings Ltd's representatives or agents are statements of opinion and not fact. If you require any further information about any lots in this auction or about bidding please do not hesitate to contact us again.


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