October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
These fine silver mounted officer's pistols are the type that would have been used in America during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Unmarked two-stage round barrels separated by a series of rings. Both have applied silver front sights. The early rounded lockplates are inscribed "N I BOSSET / A*LIEGE". Both have waterproof pans and detailed scalloped frizzen springs. Silver furniture including trigger guards terminating in acanthus leaf finials, pommel caps with relief double molded borders and long tangs, symmetrical wrist escutcheons with foliate motifs, and flat sideplates. The ramrod ferrules are also silver. Fine stocks of bird's head form with relief foliate designs around barrel tangs and behind ramrod entry ferrules. There are also relief borders around the locks, sideplates, and trigger guards. Both pistols have horn nosecaps and bone tipped wooden ramrods. CONDITION: Very good. Barrels and locks have a bright surface and have remained polished in the European fashion. Lock mechanisms are crisp and both are in their original flintlock configurations. Silver mounts are polished and stocks have an added coat of finish. Stocks show some scattered marks from use, minor grain cracks, and some pin holes have been filled. A very attractive pair of 18th century pistols showing very little use. DMG
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
(BOTH) 8 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
(BOTH) .57 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Bosset
Model
Officer
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,800.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $3,500 - $5,500
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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