November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2020
The round 1- 3/4" .48 caliber smoothbore barrels feature a lug on the bottoms and in front of the lug there are Birmingham proof marks. The muzzles are decorated with stiff-leaf engraving and both barrels can still be removed. The bottoms of the rounded scalloped boxlock actions are stamped with two Birmingham proofs on each and one pistol is stamped with a number "1" to differentiate the two. The right sides of the actions are inscribed "Sykes/ & Son" and the opposite sides are inscribed "Oxford". Both sides of the actions are engraved with arms and military motifs. Both pistols feature folding triggers surrounded by engraved stiff-leaf designs. The actions have reinforced cocks and sliding half cock safeties mounted on the tangs. When pushed forward, they engage a pin into the frizzen as well, so that it will not open. When the pistols are cocked, the folding triggers open. Both pistols have walnut bag grips with diamond-shaped silver escutcheons on the tops, and both are profusely inlaid with silver wire designs. CONDITION: Both pistols retain a bright surface and markings and engraving are excellent. Both pistols function properly and the actions are strong. The finial on the post of one cock is absent. Grips have a more contemporary coat of finish and all of the silver wire is present. A very nice pair of English pocket pistols. DMG
Contemporary Case
Barrel Length
(Both) 1 - 3/4"
(Both) .48 Smoothbore
FFL Status
(Both) Sykes & Son
(Both) Screw Barrel Flintlock Pistol
Serial Number
(Both) NSN
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,337.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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