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Lot 34: Collector's Lot of Two British Percussion Pepperboxes

Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company

November 30, 2012

Rock Island, IL, USA

Live Auction
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Description:
Estimate: $1200 - 1800
A) Intricate scroll engraved frame, hammer, and trigger guard with the maker's London address on the side plate and barrel cluster. British proofs on each barrel cluster flute. Hammer safety, blank silver initial oval on checkered grip and engraved cap compartment.
BBL: 4 inch fluted
Stock:
Gauge: 44 percussion
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: nsn
Condition: Good. Barrels retain 30% original blue thinning finish, the balance is now a mottled brown/dark patina. Some mild pitting is present. The frame retains 20% original blue finish the balance is now mottled brown. The engraving remains sharp crisp and clear.The grip is very fine with some scattered blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Action is sound.
- B) Engraved silver frame with the maker's marking on the side plate. Simple, yet well executed engraving on the recoil shield, hammer, frame and backstraps. British proofs on each barrel cluster flute.
BBL: 3 1/2 inch fluted
Stock:
Gauge: 36 percussion
Finish: blue/silver
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: nsn
Condition: Good. The barrel cluster, hammer and trigger guard have a mottled gray patina. The silver is fine with clear engraving. The grips are very fine with some minor handling marks and most of the varnish remains. Action frozen.

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