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Fine Pistols, Swords & Rapiers, Armour and Literature

by Czerny's International Auction House


584 lots | 583 with images

November 18, 2012

Live Auction

Piazza V. Veneto, 17 - 19

Sarzana (SP), 19038 Italy

Phone: +39 0187 691 376

Fax: +39 0187 692 703

Email: info@czernys.com

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A wheel-lock pistol

Lot 1105: A wheel-lock pistol

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Description: A wheel-lock pistol, dating: 17th Century provenance: Brescia Smooth, two-stage, 11.5 mm cal. barrel, octagonal at the first part and signed "G. BATT. FRANCI" among clovers, round at the second one; smooth, angled tang; flat plate lock with external wheel, mobile pan-cover, wooden stock with iron mounts finely chiselled with geometrical motifs, the trigger in the shape of a pierced globe, belt hook, iron-tipped wooden ramrod. Fine patina. dimensions: length 38.5 cm.

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A beautiful pair of wheel-lock pistols by Giovan Antonio Gavacciolo

Lot 1106: A beautiful pair of wheel-lock pistols by Giovan Antonio Gavacciolo

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Description: A beautiful pair of wheel-lock pistols by Giovan Antonio Gavacciolo, dating: second quarter of the 17th Century provenance: Brescia Long, smooth, two-stage, 14 mm cal. barrel, octagonal at the first part signed "LAZARINO COMINAZO" at the upper grooves, of sixteen faces at the second one with moulded muzzle; grooved tang, interesting self-spanning wheel-lock which can be loaded by activating the hammer, with external wheel decorated en suite with the hammer with bas-relieved floral motifs, at the inside stamped "GAG" standing for Giovan Antonio Gavacciolo; wooden full stock slightly sculpted with outstanding, finely pierced, steel mounts, partially inlaid with floral motifs. Iron-tipped wooden ramrod. A series of arms with the same, innovative, loading system was offered by the Venetian Senate to Louis XIII (now on exhibition in Stockholm Museum). Both Cominazzo and Gavacciolo were among the manufacturers of this weapon. dimensions: length 59.5 cm.

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A pair of flintlock pistols

Lot 1107: A pair of flintlock pistols

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Description: A pair of flintlock pistols, dating: first quarter of the 19th Century provenance: Balkans Smooth, two-stage, 15 mm cal. barrels decorated with brass writings in Eastern language; floral engravings at the locks; wooden full stocks with brass and iron mounts, butt-plates with high-relieved trophies. Missing ramrod. dimensions: length 40 cm.

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A beautiful silver mounted flintlock pistol

Lot 1108: A beautiful silver mounted flintlock pistol

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Description: A beautiful silver mounted flintlock pistol, dating: circa 1800 provenance: Greece Smooth, round, 14 mm cal. barrel with square base, decorated with brass inlays; flintlock with anti-friction and sealing systems; silver full stock richly decorated with bas-relieved floral and geometrical motifs, partially nielloed. Restored trigger guard. dimensions: length 49 cm.

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A navy flintlock pocket pistol

Lot 1109: A navy flintlock pocket pistol

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Description: A navy flintlock pocket pistol, dating: early 19th Century provenance: Europe Smooth, bronze, 11 mm cal. barrel with moulded muzzle; frame made of bronze while the mechanic components of iron, wooden butt. Safety lock. dimensions: length 16 cm.

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A flintlock pocket pistol

Lot 1110: A flintlock pocket pistol

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Description: A flintlock pocket pistol, dating: early 19th Century provenance: Belgium Smooth, turn-off, round, 11 mm cal. barrel; slightly engraved, boxlock-type frame, marked with LiÌge test bench stamp; wooden butt with antique restorations. dimensions: length 16 cm.

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A flintlock pocket pistol

Lot 1111: A flintlock pocket pistol

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Description: A flintlock pocket pistol, dating: early 19th Century provenance: England Smooth, round, 11 mm cal. barrel, decorated with rings and moulded muzzle, stamps of the test bench; engraved boxlock-type plate signed "FLORRY"; the upper part of the hammer is missing. Wooden grip with filigree decoration. dimensions: length 19.5 cm.

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A double-barrelled flintlock pistol by Moore

Lot 1112: A double-barrelled flintlock pistol by Moore

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Description: A double-barrelled flintlock pistol by Moore, dating: first quarter of the 19th Century provenance: England Round, over-and-under, 10 mm cal. barrels; box-lock type frame engraved with trophies and marked "MOORE" and "CHICHESTETER"; upper hammer with safety lock; wooden butt. dimensions: length 20 cm.

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A four barreled flintlock pocket pistol

Lot 1113: A four barreled flintlock pocket pistol

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Description: A four barreled flintlock pocket pistol, dating: circa 1800 provenance: Belgium Four, smooth, round, 10 mm cal. barrels; boxlock type-frame with fine engravings depicting a face surrounded by snakes and floral motifs on a side, an animal head on the other; stamp of LiÌge test bench; upper hammers with safety lock, checkered butt, engraved and blued trigger guard, silver butt-plate with lion head. Scarce. dimensions: length 23.5 cm.

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A cased flintlock pistol by Egg

Lot 1114: A cased flintlock pistol by Egg

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Description: A cased flintlock pistol by Egg, dating: first quarter of the 19th Century provenance: England Smooth, octagonal, blued, 13 mm cal. barrel, signed "Joseph Egg London", with foresight; flintlock signed "Joseph Egg", provided with anti-friction and sealing systems, engraved with effigy of sun and bands; wooden full stock checkered at the butt, engraved trigger guard. Ramrod. Case complete with tools. dimensions: length 23 cm.

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A flintlock pistol

Lot 1115: A flintlock pistol "TOWER"

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Description: A flintlock pistol "TOWER", dating: first quarter of the 19th Century provenance: England Restored hammer, defects and parts missing. dimensions: length 42 cm.

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A lot of two percussion pocket pistols

Lot 1116: A lot of two percussion pocket pistols

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Description: A lot of two percussion pocket pistols, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: Europe Both engraved with floral motifs, one octagonal barrel, the other round. dimensions:

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A lot of two double-barrelled percussion pistols

Lot 1117: A lot of two double-barrelled percussion pistols

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Description: A lot of two double-barrelled percussion pistols, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: Europe Defects and parts missing. dimensions: length 24/31 cm.

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A percussion pistol

Lot 1118: A percussion pistol

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Description: A percussion pistol, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: Europe Smooth, three-stage, 11 mm cal. barrel with moulded muzzle; forward spring lock converted to percussion, slightly engraved; three-quarter stock with brass mounts. Restorations. dimensions: length 24.5 cm.

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A percussion travelling pistol

Lot 1119: A percussion travelling pistol

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Description: A percussion travelling pistol, dating: circa 1800 provenance: France Smooth, two-stage, 12 mm cal. barrel; lock marked "MC Charleville"; wooden stock with iron mounts. Missing ramrod. dimensions: length 20 cm.

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A percussion pistol

Lot 1120: A percussion pistol

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Description: A percussion pistol, dating: circa 1800 provenance: Europe Smooth, two-stage, 13 mm cal. barrel; lock converted to percussion, mark "NG" and unclear writing; wooden full stock with iron mounts. Ramrod. dimensions: length 29 cm.

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A double-barrelled percussion pistol

Lot 1121: A double-barrelled percussion pistol

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Description: A double-barrelled percussion pistol, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: Italy Smooth, round, 15 mm cal. barrels, marked "V. BOSSI" (or ROSSI) at the rib; backward spring lock, richly engraved with floral motifs, deep mark "AA"; wooden half stock (small parts missing) with brass mounts, engraved en suite; brass-tipped wooden ramrod. dimensions: length 33 cm.

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A fine pair of percussion pocket pistols

Lot 1122: A fine pair of percussion pocket pistols

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Description: A fine pair of percussion pocket pistols, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: England Smooth, round, turn-off, 9 mm cal. barrels, with stamps of the test bench; boxlock-type frames engraved with floral motifs, micro-checkered wooden butts, butt-plates with primers, engraved trigger guards, silver shield at the back. Small areas of rust on the barrels. dimensions: length 12.5 cm.

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A pair of cased percussion pistols by Mazza

Lot 1123: A pair of cased percussion pistols by Mazza

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Description: A pair of cased percussion pistols by Mazza, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: Southern Italy Smooth, octagonal, damascened, 18 mm cal. barrels signed "MAZZA", engraved at the base; smooth tangs, backward spring locks engraved with floral pattern. Wooden stocks with engraved, gilt silver mounts. Iron ramrods. Case complete with tools. dimensions: length 31.5 cm.

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A double-barrelled breech-loading pin fire pistol

Lot 1124: A double-barrelled breech-loading pin fire pistol

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Description: A double-barrelled breech-loading pin fire pistol, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: Europe Octagonal, swivelling barrels, box-lock type frame engraved with lozenges; wooden butt. dimensions: length 22 cm.

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A lot of three pin-fire revolver

Lot 1125: A lot of three pin-fire revolver

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Description: A lot of three pin-fire revolver, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: Europe Small defects and parts missing. dimensions: length 17 - 21 cm.

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A center-fire revolver with holster

Lot 1126: A center-fire revolver with holster

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Description: A center-fire revolver with holster, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: Europe Cylinder and frame engraved with floral motifs, bone grip scales. Leather scabbard. dimensions: length 27.5 cm.

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A center-fire revolver

Lot 1127: A center-fire revolver

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Description: A center-fire revolver, dating: third quarter of the 20th Century provenance: Europe Rifled, octagonal, frame and cylinder engraved with floral pattern; sculpted grip scales with animal heads and floral motifs. dimensions: length 29 cm.

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Lot 1128: A "Gaulois No. 4" pistol

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Description: A "Gaulois No. 4" pistol, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: France Round, engraved barrel with rib marked "GAULOIS", with foresight; finely engraved, steel frame, marked "SAINT ETIENNE MANUFACT. FRANCAISE ARMES ET CYCLES", "No. 4" and "8mm" at the upper part. Bone grip. dimensions: length 13.2 cm.

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A Colt type percussion revolver

Lot 1129: A Colt type percussion revolver

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Description: A Colt type percussion revolver, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: USA Parts missing, bone grip scales. dimensions: length 27 cm.

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S&W; Model No. 2 Old Model Revolver

Lot 1130: S&W; Model No. 2 Old Model Revolver

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Description: S&W Model No. 2 Old Model Revolver, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: USA Rib with address, wooden grip scales. dimensions: length 28.5 cm.

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A Remington Double Deringer

Lot 1131: A Remington Double Deringer

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Description: A Remington Double Deringer, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: USA Rib with address; 80% nickelling. Checkered grip scales. dimensions: length 13 cm.

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National Arms Co. Single shot Deringer

Lot 1132: National Arms Co. Single shot Deringer

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Description: National Arms Co. Single shot Deringer, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: USA Barrel with address and patent, serial number "1098", defects at the rest of the hammer; bronze butt engraved with floral pattern; spur trigger. dimensions: length 11.3 cm.

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A Remington breech-loading pistol

Lot 1133: A Remington breech-loading pistol

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Description: A Remington breech-loading pistol, dating: third quarter of the 19th Century provenance: USA Rifled, round, 13 mm cal. barrel; smooth frame with address and patents; wooden butt marked "CRS". dimensions: length cm.

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A percussion pepperbox by Williams & Powell

Lot 1134: A percussion pepperbox by Williams & Powell

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Description: A percussion pepperbox by Williams & Powell, dating: mid-19th Century provenance: England Group of six barrels with stamps of the test-bench; German silver frame engraved with floral motifs and signed "WILLIAMS & POWELL LIVERPOOL J. R. COOPER'S PATENT"; ring trigger with lower hammer; wooden grip scales. dimensions: length 19.5 cm.

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An engraved wheel-lock pistol

Lot 1135: An engraved wheel-lock pistol

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Description: An engraved wheel-lock pistol, dating: 17th Century provenance: Brescia Smooth, two-stage, 14 mm cal. barrel with rings at the girdle, octagonal at the first part and engraved with geometrical motifs, the second part of sixteen faces and moulded muzzle; engraved tang; lock engraved with floral motifs, with external wheel and adjustable pan cover, at the inside the stamp "GB" with cross; wooden full stock with iron mounts, finely grooved trigger guard, butt-plate with pierced element, engraved belt hook; iron-tipped wooden ramrod. dimensions: length 45 cm.

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A beautiful wheel-lock pistol by Antonio Riva

Lot 1136: A beautiful wheel-lock pistol by Antonio Riva

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Description: A beautiful wheel-lock pistol by Antonio Riva, dating: 17th Century provenance: Brescia Smooth, two-stage, 12 mm cal. barrel, octagonal at the first part, with a frame at the base and the signature "LAZERINO COMINAZZI", then, after rings, of sixteen faces; elegant lock with flat plate and external wheel, frame, hammer and spring finely chiselled with floral motifs, at the inside the mark "Antonio Riva"; slightly sculpted, briarwood full stock (small restorations), with steel mounts richly pierced with filigree; belt hook chiselled with spiral, tipped ramrod with iron decorations. For Antonio Riva's mark see "Brescian Firearms" by Nolfo di Carpegna page 94, I 388. dimensions: length 43 cm.

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A pair of wheel-lock pistols

Lot 1137: A pair of wheel-lock pistols

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Description: A pair of wheel-lock pistols, dating: second quarter of the 17th Century provenance: Brescia Long, smooth, octagonal, 14 mm cal. barrels, with frame at the base; wheel-lock with flat plate, external wheel and adjustable pan cover, remains of floral engravings, at the inside the mark "CH" over the effigy of a bird; walnut full stocks (restorations and cracks) with iron mounts, triggers in the shape of pierced globes. Iron-tipped wooden ramrods. The same mark on a pair of pistol with similar locks kept in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. See "Brescian Firearms" by Nolfo di Carpena, page 54. dimensions: length 62.5 cm.

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A scarce and outstanding pair of wheel-lock pistols

Lot 1138: A scarce and outstanding pair of wheel-lock pistols

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Description: A scarce and outstanding pair of wheel-lock pistols, dating: 17th Century provenance: Brescia Long, two-stage, 14.5 mm cal. barrels, with raiser at the first part, signed "GIO. BATT. FRANCINO", a frame at the base, then of sixteen faces with moulded muzzle; smooth, angled tangs; elegant locks with external wheel, smooth, except for a chiselled foliage at the base, with sliding pan cover, at the inside the mark "GZ" and lilies enclosed in a beaded circle; full stocks of beautiful briarwood (small restorations), outstanding, steel mounts pierced with floral motifs, at the butt-plates the effigy of a young man, the trigger guards with bird, the triggers with fish; steel-tipped wooden ramrods with steel cartridge extractors. For the mark see "Brescian Firearms" by Nolfo di Carpegna, page 72. The mark could be Geronimo Zambonardi or Giovan Antonio Zambonetti's one. Provenance: Draeger Collection, Monaco 1987 dimensions: length 57 cm.

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