Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale on
Wednesday 27th June 2012
On view:
Sunday 24th June 12 noon to 4 pm
Monday 25th June 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 26th June 10 am to 5 pm
Sale commences at 12 noon

Lots: 451-480 of 566

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451

A .577 TWO BAND SNIDER-ENFIELD CARBINE, DATED 1864; A .700 CALIBRE CONTINENTAL BREECH-LOADING MUSKET, MID-19TH CENTURY; AND A 20 BORE PERCUSSION MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY
the first with sighted barrel, stamped with Ordnance marks and fitted with ladder back-sight, dated lock with Enfield arsenal inscription, walnut stock and regulation brass mounts; the second with sighted barrel, walnut full stock and regulation steel mounts (pitted); and the third for native use (extensively worn)
the first: 55cm; 21 3/4in barrel
(3)
Estimate: 350-450

Nil

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500

452

A .750 CALIBRE TWO-BAND PERCUSSION ENFIELD MUSKET, CIRCA 1870
with sighted barrel retained by two steel bands, plain lock, regulation brass mounts including brass butt-plate numbered '219' and stamped 'Sirohi State 28-3-15', and steel ramrod (the steel parts pitted)
84cm; 33in barrel
Estimate: 250-300

Nil

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453

A RARE .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CARBINE FOR THE BENGAL IRREGULAR CAVALRY BY GARDEN, 200 PICCADILY, LONDON, CIRCA 1850-60
with browned twist sighted barrel fitted with steel stirrup ramrod, signed over the breech (rubbed), tang incorporating standing back-sight, border-engraved regulation lock with regimental inscription (rubbed), regulation walnut full stock, white metal regulation mounts comprising trigger-guard, butt-cap, and a pair of ramrod-pipes, and steel saddle bar with ring for suspension
53.5cm; 21in barrel
Estimate: 300-500

Nil

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650

454

A RARE .690 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK MILITARY RIFLE BY JOHN PROBIN, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790-95
with swamped octagonal barrel rifled with eight grooves and stamped with the maker's mark, IP within a rectangle, fitted with white metal fore-sight (the back-sight replaced), flat border-engraved lock stamped with the crown mark and signed on the tail, figured walnut full stock swelling about the rear ramrod-pipe, the butt boldly impressed '2' over '13' and with a broad arrow mark feintly impressed on the left of the comb (the stock with slight shrinkage about the lock, minor filled repairs), full brass mounts of regulation type, a pair of sling swivels, and steel ramrod
77.1cm; 30 3/8in barrel

Literature
De Witt Bailey, Ph.D., British Military Flintlock Rifles 1740-1840, Rhode Island, 2002, pp.189-190, illustrated.

In April 1776 Heneage Finch, Lord Guernsey, later Fourth Earl of Aylesford, recommended that John Probin be allowed to make rifle barrels for the Board of Ordnance. The Board requested that one of Probin's barrels be sent to the Tower for testing. There are no further references after this. However, there are a number of other very similar rifles to the present one known, some of which have unit markings on the brasswork suggesting that they were issued. Another is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See C. J. Ffoulkes 1916, p.350, no.150. For a discussion of these rifles see D.W.Bailey 2002, pp.189-190.

Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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2300

455

A .56 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel stamped with Ordnance marks at the breech, border-engraved lock with 'GR' crowned, 'Tower' and broad arrow mark, regulation walnut full stock carved with an apron moulding about the tang and impressed with Ordnance marks, brass mounts, steel belt hook, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
48.8cm; 19in
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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2200

456

A .57 CALIBRE LONG SEA SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel, border-engraved lock with 'Tower' and 'GR' crowned, rounded pan, full stock (restored), brass mounts, steel belt hook, and brass-tipped ramrod
48.5cm; 19 1/8in

Estimate: 1500-2000

Nil

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2400

457

A .57 CALIBRE LONG SEA SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, DATED 1759
with tapering barrel, flat dated lock signed Vernon on the tail, with 'GR' crowned, fitted with flat cock and V-shaped pan (the steel refaced), full stock (fore-end replaced), brass mounts and steel belt hook (the steel parts pitted)
48.5cm; 19 1/8in
Estimate: 1200-1600

Nil

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2000

458

A .650 CALIBRE LAND PATTERN FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF THE 17TH LANCERS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with 9in barrel stamped with Ordnance marks at the breech, border-engraved lock with 'Tower' 'GR' crowned and broad arrow mark, regulation full stock, regulation brass mounts including trigger-guard stamped 'XVII-LS/C/12', and stirrup ramrod
39cm; 15 3/8in overall

Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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900

459

A .65 CALIBRE NEW LAND PATTERN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel stamped with Ordnance marks at the breech, bevelled lock with 'GR' crowned, 'Tower' and broad arrow mark, walnut full stock with inspector's stamps, brass mounts, and steel stirrup ramrod
38.5cm; 15 1/4in
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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1300

460

A .700 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOL, THE LOCK DATED 1848/9
of East Indian pattern type, the breech struck with an Eastern proof mark, regulation lock struck with the date in Arabic, dated lock, walnut full stock (cracked) impressed 'J. Smith', regulation brass mounts, and no provision for a ramrod
39.2cm; 15 1/2in

Estimate: 250-350

Nil

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250

461

A 40 BORE BOHEMIAN WHEEL-LOCK RIFLED SPORTING CARBINE BY JOHANNES MENDEL IN PRAG, CIRCA 1660
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel, rifled with seven grooves, stamped with the barrelsmith's mark (Neue St°ckel 778), engraved with a flower, chiselled with a band of beadwork and signed over the breech, plain tang, flat lock retaining some early blue, fitted with external wheel retained by a scrolling bracket, flash-guard, sliding pan-cover and engraved dog, double set trigger, figured hardwood full stock moulded over the fore-end, engraved with a simple linear band and punched with stars around the butt, the left inlaid with an engraved staghorn plaque depicting a reclining stag and the right with patchbox fitted with sliding cover decorated en suite, steel trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, engraved staghorn mounts decorated with linear ornament and foliage, comprising a pair of washers for the side-nails, butt-plate (one small chip), ramrod-pipes, fore-end cap, and wooden ramrod with tip en suite with the fore-end
71cm; 28in

Johannes Mendel (1648-72) is first recorded in connection with Prague's defense against the Swedish invasion. He later became a guildmaster.
Estimate: 3500-4500

Nil

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3500

462

A 26 BORE BOHEMIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY HEINRICH REIMER, CIRCA 1630-40
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, decorated with a punched band, stamped with the maker's mark (probably Neue St°ckel 917) and name over the breech, flat lock engraved with a garland of Eger-style flowers around the spindle, and an exotic bird on the left, fitted with engraved flash-guard, sliding pan-cover, internal wheel and engraved pierced dog decorated with a flowerhead and a serpent, double set trigger, figured hardwood full stock moulded over the fore-end, the butt with carved cheek-piece inlaid with an engraved staghorn plaque decorated with a woodland scene included a doe and a stag on the left, patchbox with sliding cover decorated with engraved staghorn plaques on the right, and inlaid with a further plaque on the spine, trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, a pair of engraved staghorn flowerhead washers opposite the lock, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe, horn butt-cap, engraved staghorn fore-end cap, and wooden ramrod with engraved staghorn cap
88cm; 34 3/4in barrel

Heinrich Reimer is recorded in OlmŘtz, Bohemia circa 1607-10.
Estimate: 3000-4000

Nil

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3800

463

AN 18 BORE SOUTH GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1630-40
with swamped octagonal sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, engraved with a band at the breech and over the muzzle, the former stamped with Augsburg town mark and the maker's mark incorporating a tankard, flat lock stamped with the maker's mark en suite with the breech on the inside, fitted with external wheel retained by a pierced engraved brass bracket decorated with monsters, blued flash-guard, blued-steel sliding pan-cover with engraved brass button release, engraved pierced dog with blued top-jaw, the dog-spring retained by an engraved brass bridle, double set trigger, figured hardwood full stock moulded over the fore-end, the butt with carved cheek-piece inlaid with an engraved staghorn plaque decorated with a vase of flowers on the left, and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, trigger-guard shaped for the fingers and engraved with an early inventory number 'no. 23', a pair of engraved staghorn washers opposite the lock, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap, and steel-tipped ramrod with staghorn cap, perhaps the original
75cm; 29 1/2in barrel
Estimate: 3000-5000

Nil

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3800

464

A COMPOSITE GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with six slender grooves, flat lock stamped with a mark, fitted with external wheel retained by a low flat cover, fitted with sliding pan-cover with button release and shaped dog, figured fruit wood full stock (repairs), profusely inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques decorated with scrolling marine monsters within segmental lines, a further large monster opposite the lock, carved cheek-piece inset with a scrollwork cartouche (restorations, trigger missing, patchbox cover replaced), engraved fore-end cap, and later steel trigger-guard
90.5cm; 35 3/4in barrel
Estimate: 2000-3000

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4400

465

A RARE 140 BORE BALTIC-LOCK RIFLED CARBINE, CIRCA 1680
with three-stage heavy sighted barrel rifled with eight slender grooves, octagonal at the breech and muzzle and inlaid with slender wavy brass lines, polygonal over the broad median, engraved tang, flat lock retained by two screws, the main plate pierced with engraved scrolls of foliage and punched with pellets, fitted with cock with faceted top-jaw, faceted pan and faceted pivoting safety-steel, figured burrwood full stock carved with a bold foliate moulding about the rear ramrod-pipe (very small cracks), carved butt with carved cheek-piece including a scroll on the left, inlaid over its surface with scrolls of brass wire (some lifting) and fitted on the underside with patchbox with sliding cover, steel side-plate formed as an engraved bird, steel trigger-guard, supported by two bars on either side of the patchbox and moulded in the centre, steel butt-plate, gilt copper trigger-plate, three moulded brass ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and steel ramrod
55cm; 21 3/4in barrel

Provenance

Martin Retting Collection

A carbine with a lock decorated in the same manner and a barrel of related form is preserved in the T°jhusmuseet, Copenhagen (inv. no B883). See O. Smith 1938, p. 203.
Estimate: 3000-5000

Nil

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3000

466

A RARE BALTIC FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY RUSSIAN
with swamped barrel strongly belled at the elliptical muzzle and fitted with moulded fore-sight, chiselled with a raised band and engraved with foliage at the breech, engraved grooved tang, stepped bevelled lock engraved with a trophy-of-arms and a spray of foliage (cock replaced), figured hardwood full stock, engraved steel mounts including solid side-plate decorated with shell ornament, trigger-guard with finial of shaped outline, butt-plate and a pair of ramrod pipes, horn fore-end cap and horn-tipped ramrod
68cm; 26 3/4in barrel

Estimate: 1500-2000

Nil

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467

AN 18 BORE DANISH FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY VALENTIN MARR, COPENHAGEN, CIRCA 1740
with octagonal blued swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, decorated with silver scrollwork at the breech and the muzzle, the former with gold-lined vent (back-sight missing), engraved tang numbered '2', rounded lock signed on a scroll with foliage above and below, double set trigger, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (cracked through, the butt with worm damage), carved with foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe and the tang, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with fluting sliding cover on the right (chipped), brass mounts cast and chased in low relief, including pierced side-plate decorated with rococo ornament, butt-plate with scrolls and foliage enclosing a profile head, trigger-guard with acanthus finial and three moulded ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap (chipped) and horn-tipped ramrod
67.5cm; 26 5/8in barrel

Valentin Marr is recorded circa 1696-1786. He worked with David Bars in Stockholm around 1729. He returned to Copenhagen circa 1733 where he made a number of pieces for the Royal family, many of which are still preserved in the T°jhusmuseet and Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen. He is considered one of Denmark's finest gunmakers. See F. Askgaard 1988, p. 320.
Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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3800

468

A FINE 38-BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE SIGNED RAGUIN A FKL, CIRCA 1725
with heavy swamped octagonal barrel rifled with seven grooves, fitted with brass fore-sight, and engraved blued three-leaf back-sight, engraved breech decorated with panels of scrolling foliage inhabited by animals on a hatched ground and cut with decorative bands at the rear, plain tang, signed flat bevelled lock engraved with reclining Classical figures, scrollwork, and trophies-of-arms, blued pan, steel-spring, top-jaw and top-jaw screw, double set trigger, moulded figured walnut full stock, carved with foliage in low relief about the rear ramrod-pipe, the tang and the mounts, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece with a monsterhead scroll on the left and patchbox with sliding fluted cover on the right, inlaid with silver wire scrolls enriched with pellets over the grip (small losses), cast and chiselled brass mounts, decorated in the French taste with trophies-of-hunting, including sideplate decorated with a boar, circular silver escutcheon chased with a profile bust of an armoured man, the flat of the butt-plate engraved 'No: 19' and with a man smoking a pipe, blued-steel sling swivels, engraved brass fore-end cap, and wooden ramrod with engraved brass tip
84.8cm; 33 1/8in barrel

Provenance
Jagdschlo▀ Kranichstein

W.Keith Neal, sold Christie's King Street, 9th November 2000, lot 137

Estimate: 2000-3000

Nil

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3000

469

AN UNUSUAL 54 BORE BALTIC PERCUSSION BIRDING RIFLE, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
converted from flintlock, with heavy swamped barrel rifled with eight narrow grooves, cut with a raised panel set with moulded silver fore-sight at the muzzle, adjustable rear-sight and grooved at the breech, angular tang, curved blued bevelled lock, set trigger, carved walnut full stock of early form, cut with linear patterns, moulded over the fore-end and about the mounts, angular butt, carved with a scroll and recessed for the cheek on the left, fitted with patch-box with blued steel-mounted sliding cover on the right, blued steel mounts comprising trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, moulded ramrod-pipes and butt-plate
95.5cm; 37 5/8in barrel

It appears that this gun was fitted with a precision barrel at the same it was converted to percussion, circa 1830-50.
Estimate: 800-1000

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800

470

A 14 BORE SWEDISH PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY MEIDINGER, STOCKHOLM, CIRCA 1750
converted from flintlock, with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with eight grooves and chiselled with a band of beadwork at the breech, signed stepped bevelled lock engraved with border ornament and sprays of foliage, figured walnut full stock (small chips), moulded over the fore-end, carved with foliage about barrel tang, raised cheek-piece carved with foliage on the left of the butt and patchbox with carved sliding cover decorated en suite on the right, moulded steel mounts (rear ramrod-pipe missing), including trigger-guard with finial of shaped outline and butt-plate with pronounced heel, solid side-plate engraved with foliage and shell ornament, faceted ramrod-pipe, a single sling swivel (the other missing) and horn fore-end cap (ramrod missing)
71cm; 28in barrel

Johan Frantz Medinger was born in Germany in 1720 where he apprenticed to Moritz Friederich Nussbaum circa 1750. He returned to Sweden where he was appointed gunmaker to the King Adolph Frederick (1710-1771) on 4th September 1759. A number of firearms by him, including a gun with gold inlaid mounts, are preserved in the Livrustkammeren, Stockholm. See K. Wennberg 1979, p.38 and N Drejholt, 1996, p. 255.
Estimate: 600-800

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400

471

A 25 BORE SWEDISH PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY A. GERHARD, STOCKHOLM, CIRCA 1740-50
converted from flintlock, with swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, punched with the letters 'C.G.L..' and a further series of small letters and numbers over the breech, the tang inscribed with the inventory number 'No. 4', signed strongly bevelled lock, figured walnut full stock, moulded over the fore-end, carved with foliage about the tang, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with carved sliding cover on the right, steel mounts comprising moulded bevelled side-plate, butt-plate with pronounced heel and tang of shaped outline, strongly bevelled trigger-guard, and a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, the base of the butt inset with an early inventory tag, and original horn-tipped wooden ramrod
82cm; 32 1/4in barrel

Adam Anthon Gerhardt, the son of a goldsmith, was born in Darmstadt in 1705. He worked with David Bars and married his only daughter in 1736. He was described as one of the best living gunmakers and received his Royal appointment in 1748.
Estimate: 600-800

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600

472

A .44 CALIBRE U.S. REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY SINGLE ACTION SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO.71721, CIRCA 1863-75
of standard production specifications, with 8in blued sighted octagonal barrel stamped 'NJ' for the State of New Jersey contract on the left at the breech, inscribed 'Patented Sept. 14. 1858/ E. Remington & Sons, Ilion New York. U.S.A./ New-Model' on the top flat, case-hardened frame, blued cylinder, oiled walnut grips, case-hardened steel back-strap, brass trigger-guard and retaining almost all of its original finish (the frame and back-strap each with faded areas)
35.5cm; 14in

Estimate: 1500-2000

Nil

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1500

473

A .44 CALIBRE U.S. REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY SINGLE ACTION SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO.72788, CIRCA 1863-75
of standard production specifications, with 8in blued sighted octagonal barrel, inscribed 'Patented Sept. 14. 1858/ E. Remington & Sons, Ilion New York. U.S.A./ New-Model' on the top flat, case-hardened frame stamped en suite with the breech, blued cylinder, oiled walnut grips stamped with inspector's mark 'B.H.', case-hardened steel back-strap, brass trigger-guard and retaining some original finish (the underside of the back-strap with minor abrasions)
35.5cm; 14in
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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1200

474

A .44 CALIBRE U.S. ROGERS AND & SPENCER SINGLE ACTION SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO.4189, CIRCA 1863-65
of standard production specifications, with 7 1/2in blued sighted octagonal barrel, case-hardened frame inscribed 'Rogers & Spencer/Utica NY' on either side of the sighting groove, blued cylinder, oiled walnut grips stamped with inspector's mark 'R.P.B.' (two very small chips), blued-steel back-strap, blued-steel trigger-guard and retaining much original finish
34cm; 13 3/8in

Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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2000

475

A 140 BORE SWEDISH SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY JOHAN ENGHOLM, ÍDESSTUGU, CIRCA 1850
with fluted brass tapering barrel group, characteristic breech formed of a raised band enclosing the nipples and left open at the top for the hammer, brass action signed 'IEH' on the left and fitted with steel hammer, figured hardwood butt, and brass trigger-guard
22cm; 8 3/4in

This maker is recorded circa 1820-1918.
Estimate: 600-800

Nil

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800

476

A 40 BORE SWEDISH D.B. PERCUSSION PISTOL BY ANDERS GUSTAFSSON, ÍDESSTUGU, CIRCA 1850
with tapering octagonal brass barrels, signed 'AGS' on the left of the breech, steel box-lock action, steel tang of shaped outline, figured hardwood butt, and brass trigger-guard
27.5cm; 10 3/4in

This maker is recorded circa 1835-1924.

Estimate: 300-400

Nil

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200

477

A PAIR OF 20 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOLS, CIRCA 1830
with browned twist octagonal swamped sighted barrels cut with polygroove rifling, engraved breeches fitted with engraved case-hardened percussion bolsters, engraved tangs fitted with adjustable back-sights, engraved detented locks decorated with scrolls of foliage and fitted with engraved hammers decorated en suite (one hammer retaining screw replaced), set triggers, figured walnut half-stocks (small cracks and chips), finely chequered butts carved with a band of ornament about the pommels, engraved steel mounts including two-piece side-plates formed as a hound mask and a pair of addorsed neoclassical beasts respectively, spurred trigger-guards decorated with a bird on the bows, pommel caps decorated with garlands and moulded rear ramrod-pipes, and one retaining a brass-tipped ramrod with steel worm
36cm; 14 1/4in
(2)
Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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800

478

A PAIR OF 28 BORE SWEDISH FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY PETER RUNDBERG, JONKOPING 1770
with reblued barrels formed in three stages divided by moulded bands, fitted with silver fore-sights, signed 'P.R.B' over the breeches, engraved grooved breech tangs, signed stepped blued locks decorated with border ornament and the tails decorated with conventional foliage, figured walnut full stocks carved with raised mouldings over the fore-ends, scrolls of foliage about the rear ramrod-pipes and the tangs (one butt repaired), engraved steel mounts, comprising solid stepped side-plates decorated with scrolls of foliage (belt hooks missing), trigger-guards with foliate terminals and decorated with trophies-of-hunting on the bow, shaped pommels decorated with further trophies and foliage, a pair of ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end caps (one missing, the other with insect damage), and original horn-tipped wooden ramrods (one with insect damage)
41.5cm; 16 3/8in
(2)

Peter Rundberg (1718-80) was born in Granna. He trained as a stockmaker in Husqvarna in 1739. Five years later he and his brother, Gustav, travelled as journeymen to Stockholm and on to Berlin, Dresden, Kassel, Frankfurt, Strasbourg and finally Paris where Gustav died in 1751. Later that year Peter returned to Stockholm and on to the manufactory at Husqvarna in 1752 where he became master in 1752. See K. Wennberg 1979, pp.74-8.

Estimate: 4000-6000

Nil

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479

A 20 BORE BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY FRANTZ PETER, CARLSBAD, CIRCA 1780
with tapering barrel formed with a long flat, fitted with moulded fore-sight on an engraved bed, chiselled with the figure of Ceres beneath a canopy in a scrollwork frame over the breech, engraved grooved tang, bevelled lock engraved with the reclining figure of Diana beneath the pan and a further female figure on the tail, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls about the rear ramrod-pipe, bird's head butt incised with linear patterns (one very small chip), inset with a cast and chased gilt-brass scrollwork plaque about the tang, gilt-brass mounts comprising solid side-plate decorated with three mounted warriors in combat, trigger-guard with a further cavalryman on the bow, pommel decorated with a trophy-of-arms, two cavalrymen firing at each other, crowned vacant escutcheon supported by a huntsman, a pair of ramrod-pipes and gilt-brass tipped wooden ramrod, probably the original
45.5cm; 18in

Franz Peter is recorded in Carlsbad, Bohemia, circa 1780-1800.

Estimate: 1800-2200

Nil

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2600

480

A PAIR OF 60 BORE BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, CIRCA 1760, PROBABLY CARLSBAD
each with two-stage swamped sighted barrel, chiselled with foliage over the median, plain tang incorporating the back-sight, rounded lock with a linear moulding on the border and sparsely engraved ornament on the cock, steel and steel spring, figured walnut full stock carved with a raised moulding over the fore-end, foliage about the rear ramrod-pipe and a delicate foliate moulding about the tang, (fore-ends each with very minor repairs, butts with very small chips), full brass mounts finely cast and chased in low relief, comprising pierced side plate decorated with Diana in her chariot enclosed by foliage, trigger-guard with a classical trophy on the bow and acanthus finial, pommel of 'bird's head' form with further designs of foliage and a grotesque, vacant escutcheon carried by a reclining classical figure, a pair of faceted ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end caps, and horn-tipped ramrods
47.3cm; 18 5/8in
(2)
Estimate: 4000-6000

Nil

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3400

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