October 30, 2019 The Collection of Steve & Marcy Hench
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2019
Comprising: A) Silver Mounted English Flintlock Pistol marked Clarkson. Round smoothbore steel barrel with English view and proof marks at breech. Rounded lockplate marked "CLARK-ON" and engraved with scrolls at tail. Silver sideplate featuring British coat of arms with a lion, unicorn, and arms motifs. Silver grotesque mask pommel cap and ornate wrist escutcheon with bearded man and flags. Triggerguard and ramrod ferrules of iron. Stock carved with classic relief shell around barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel with mostly dark heavy patina, top flat has been buffed. Lock shows scattered areas of pitting and retains a dark patina. Stock has a very dark heavy finish and has several areas of replaced wood. B) Brass and Silver Mounted Flintlock Officer's Pistol. Two-stage barrel with Birmingham proofs at breech. Flat lockplate marked "KETLAND & Co." Brass triggerguard terminating in an acorn finial. Brass pierced sideplate with arms motifs. Wrist escutcheon of brass with helmet and cannon. Hallmarked silver grotesque mask pommel cap with separately applied acorn finial on spine. Stock of partially figured walnut with relief shell carved around barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a heavy brown patina. Brass retains a dark unpolished surface. Silver lightly polished. Stock shows professional restoration to forend. A very attractive and unusual pistol.
Barrel Length
A) 7-7/8" B) 6-7/8"
A) .65 Smoothbore, B) .65 Smoothbore
FFL Status
A) Clarkson, B) Ketland & Co.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,680.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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