Lot 283: Samuel Henry Staudenmayer, a cased pair of Regency flintlock duelling pistols,
April 3, 2014
Cambridge, United KingdomLive Auction
Samuel Henry Staudenmayer, a cased pair of Regency flintlock duelling pistols, with 10inch sighted browned damascus octagonal barrels inlaid with gold 'Staudenmayer, London', gold lined case colour hardened breeches, lined touch holes, border engraved locks with safety catches signed Staudenmayer, half stocked with horn fore-end caps, chequered butts with vacant white metal oval shaped escutcheons, contained in their mahogany case, the lid with flush fitting carrying handle, the green baize lined interior with small rectangular maker's trade label, complete with powder flask, cleaning rod and bullet mould.
Note: Samuel Henry Staudenmayer, former workman of John Manton, was gunmaker to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York.
14mm barrel or 40 bore
Rather dirty; some slight pitting/rust to parts of barrels; scratches and marks to screwheads, and fixings and some woodwork. Ramrods are simple ebonised form without worms. Actions appear to function; one hammer has been replaced; cannot access proof marks.
Box in need of attention; with crack to top and usual wear. See photos. East Anglian collection, sold 'as seen'