May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
Lot consists of: A) Early French Flintlock Officer's Holster Pistol by Mazad Layne A Tule. Unmarked, tapered iron two-stage barrel. Convex lockplate marked in center "MAZAD/LAYNE/ A TVLE" and featuring an engraved serpent at the tail. Early unbridled pan. Chased brass mounts in the early 18th century style. Grotesque mask pommel cap. Slender walnut stock with relief moldings and designs around lock, sideplate and barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mottled grey patina with some scattered spotting. Lock retains a lightly pitted grey patina, is in its original its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Brass furniture retains a dark mustard patina showing wear and scattered marks, pommel cap stirrup is cracked. Pommel cap shows some denting and minor cracking. Stock shows scattered areas of chipping around lock and barrel pins, otherwise good, showing wear and scattered marks. B) Dutch Flintlock Pistol with Serpent Sideplate. This pistol, shortened during its period of use, dates to the early to mid 18th century. The three stage barrel is unmarked. The early banana lockplate has a flat face with beveled edges and a molding at the tail. The center is marked "H-I-N" in block letters. Lock features an unbridled pan and a period replaced cock. Brass mounts include a pierced and engraved serpent sideplate. The walnut stock has relief carved teardrops around the lock, sideplate, barrel tang and ramrod entry ferrule. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted grey patina. Lock retains a grey patina with some light freckling. Stock is very good with scattered marks and minor splinters absent on left side along barrel towards muzzle. Ramrod entry ferrule is a period crude replacement. Brass furniture retains a dark mustard patina. Sideplate has a repaired hairline crack through mouth of serpent. These are two attractive brass mounted 18th century pistols. DMG
Barrel Length
(A) 10 - 1/2" (B) 9"
(A) .56 Smoothbore (B) .69 Smoothbore
FFL Status
(A) Mazad Layne (B) H-I-N
(BOTH) Flintlock Pistols
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,690.00
Estimate: $1,200 - $2,500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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