September 10-12, 2019 Field & Range Firearms
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4" barrels with central rib, silver foresights, signed T. Stevens 43 High Holborn, London. Breeches with double gold lines. Barrel tangs finely engraved with scrolls, signed and bolted back action locks with safeties engraved en suite. Dolphin form hammers engraved en suite with locks. Stirrup rammers. Finely formed trigger guards engraved en suite with locks. Engraved steel butt caps with butt traps. Checkered walnut full stocks. CONDITION: Barrels with old English period rebrown, some extremely minor erosion but Damascus pattern clearly visible. Locks and hammers are as well. One safety with extremely minor damage. Trigger guards with traces of original bright peacock bluing. Walnut stock on one pistol worn, cracked through, with period steel reinforcement. Second pistol also cracked, period steel reinforcement on left side. Good bores. One pistol does not hold on cock. Pistols are cased in what appears to be an original period case, lined in green baise with screwdriver and key. Exterior of case scratched with one longitudinal crack. These very high quality pistols that can be improved with gentle cleaning and care.
Name
Value
Accessories
Case, accessories
Barrel Length
(Both) 4"
Caliber/Bore
(Both) .54 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
(Both) Stevens
Model
(Both) Percussion Dueling
Paperwork
Serial Number
(Both) NSN
(A) LOT OF TWO: A HIGH QUALITY CASED PAIR OF ENGLISH PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY THOMAS STEVENS, 43 HIGH HOLBORN STREET, LONDON, 1823-1842.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $984.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
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