September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
These are featured on page 72 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. This fine and attractive pair of English pistols is complete with their period leather holsters with a homespun belt. Both pistols have tapered round screw barrels, breeches are stamped on bottoms with Birmingham proof marks. The scalloped boxlock actions are engraved on both sides with military motifs around oval cartouches. On the left sides, they are inscribed "Mewis & Co." and on the right sides "London". Both actions feature sliding tang safeties and folding concealed triggers. The one piece mahogany grips are profusely decorated with inlaid engraved silver florals. The spines are inlaid with military arms and crowns over shield escutcheons inscribed with an "S". The pistols are accompanied by their period brown leather waist holsters with a homespun belt. CONDITION: Very good with bright surfaces on iron and crisp markings and engraving. Both actions are strong and function well. Grip's excellent with no inlays missing. Silver retains a pleasing pewter patina. Holsters very good with some losses to surface and flaking. Belt yellowed but very good with one small leather strap absent. A very fine and unusual well-decorated pair of English pistols. PROVENANCE: Ex. Norm Flayderman, Gary Friedland. DMG
Barrel Length
(BOTH) 8 - 1/2"
(BOTH) .58 Smoothbore
FFL Status
(BOTH) Mewis & Co.
(BOTH) Flintlock Pistol
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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