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Lot 4001: A four-barrel Lancaster pistol, London, after 1882
October 28, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Cal. .476 CF, no. 7712. Matching numbers with assembly no. 61. Drop four-barrel with smooth, matt bores, length 160 mm. Various proof marks. Half moon, triangular front sight, V-notch rear sight in recoil plate. Covered DAO-firing pin mechanism by way of rotating firing pin drum with zigzag slot guide similar to Robin & Lawrence. Ejector ring. Locking lever on the left. Barrel rib top marked "Charles Lancaster (Patent) 151. New Bond St. London", on the left "476 CF". All parts without finish, brushed. Ebonised walnut grip panels. Patent of Charles Lancaster, London 1881 and improved patent of H.A.A. Thorn 1882. One of the heaviest multi-barrels for metal cartridges, also used in Howdah tiger hunts in India as "stopgap" where it was preferred to revolvers by colonial officers due to its stopping power. Erlaubnispflichtig
Condition Report: II
Notes: Kurzwaffen moderne Systeme