Lot 3207: A cased pair of percussion pistols, Henry Le Page, Paris, dated 1830
October 27, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blued octagonal Damascus barrels with slightly swamped muzzles in 13 mm calibre. Dovetailed front sights. Gold-inlaid signature "LE PAGE ARQ.ER DE ROI" at the breeches. Nipple sockets with gold-inlaid foliage frieze, barrels and tangs with gold-inlaid numbering "1" and "2". Snail with platinum inlays. Engraved locks with gold-inlaid, repeated signature. Triggers with single set triggers. Frog mount with number "3246" and year cipher "A1830", undersides of barrels numbered, insides of locks also numbered. Slightly carved stocks made from beautifully grained walnut with finely engraved steel furnitures. Barrel bedding also numbered. Both pistols with many different but repaired damages at the lock plates, side plates and trigger guards. Length of each 37 cm. In a walnut case with brass edges, the lid with an inlaid brass plaque. Lockable, comes with the original key. The interior lined with green velvet and red, gold-embossed leather. Golden manufacturer's embossing "Le Page, Arquebusier du Roi à Paris" inside the lid. Comprehensive accessories, consisting of an engraved bullet mould, a powder flask, a ramrod and a cleaning rod, a loading hammer, a combined screwdriver and nipple wrench, a patch can and a powder gauge. Dimensions 43 x 27.5 x 9 cm. Henry Le Page (1792 - 1854) has been working as Arquebusier du Roi in Paris from 1815 - 1842.
Condition Report: II -
Notes: Kurzwaffen Steinschloss und Perkussion