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Lot 746: A fine pair of cased percussion target pistols by Chapouen

Czerny's International Auction House

March 24, 2018
Sarzana (SP), Italy

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Description

dating: provenance: Avignon, Octagonal, finely finished, 13 mm cal. barrels, with deep groove, marked in gold 'Canon de Leclerc' and '1', the other '2', base with a frame engraved with floral motifs, precision fore-sight; tangs engraved en suite, provided with rear sight and marked '1' and '2' in gold; forward spring locks signed 'CHAPOUEN A AVIGNON' among floral motifs. Briar-root, three quarters stocks, embossed with arabesques and with grooved butts; iron mounts decorated en suite. Trigger guard with finger support, trigger with set trigger. In their wooden case, lined with rose velvet, a plate with name 'John M. King' on the cover; all the tools inside, a part the flask and the key, plus a nipple wrench and powder measuring cup. length 41.5 cm.

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BUT
things get messier when it comes to shipping Antique FIREARMS outside the European Community. We can do it for you, it is just more expensive than it used to be.

For firearms shipped to USA and Canada:
We'll be shipping through a firearm specialized courier to Pittsburgh airport where a broker will clear the parcel and deliver it to your house through FedEx. The cost is € 350,00 for the first part of the journey to be paid to us plus clearance and US internal delivery costs to be paid directly to the broker. This price is for any parcel containing 1 or more items and weighing up to 20 kg (from 0 to 20 kg, fixed price).

For firearms shipped to the Rest of the World (excluding Europe and North America, including Norway, Switzerland, Malta, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand etc):
We'll be shipping through a firearm specialized courier, please contact us for an estimate.
Please note for firearms or edged weapons we do need permits by the Italian Police / Customs before shipping them. From the moment we receive the full payment this paperwork we do in your behalf might take up to 6 weeks.

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In case of lots considered arms or antiques for Italian law, we need an official permit from the local bureau before sending the items and delivery time for purchases shipped by our premises is approximately six weeks from receipt of payment.
We ship worldwide!
BUT
things get messier when it comes to shipping Antique FIREARMS outside the European Community. We can do it for you, it is just more expensive than it used to be.
For firearms shipped to USA and Canada:
We'll be shipping through a firearm specialised courier to Pittsburgh airport where a broker will clear the parcel and deliver it to your house through FedEx. The cost is Euro 350 for the first part of the journey to be paid to us plus clearance and US internal delivery costs to be paid directly to the broker. This price is for any parcel containing 1 or more items and weighing up to 20 kg (from 0 to 20 kg, fixed price).
For firearms shipped to the Rest of the World (excluding Europe and North America, including Norway, Switzerland, Malta, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand etc):
We'll be shipping through a firearm specialised courier, please contact us for an estimate.

In case you wish to personally pick up your paid items please contact us before.
Please be mindful that only people authorised by the Italian police can transport arms (including but not limited to swords, daggers, firearms, poled weapons) through Italian territory.

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Before taking part in the auction, everyone interested in buying a lot undertakes to inspect it accurately, if necessary with the support of en expert, in order to assess the features mentioned above. Once sold, the auction house does not accept any claims; the seller and Czerny's International Auction House will have no responsibility for any error or omission included in the catalogue.
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Shipping Terms

We ship worldwide!
BUT
things get messier when it comes to shipping Antique FIREARMS outside the European Community. We can do it for you, it is just more expensive than it used to be.

For firearms shipped to USA and Canada:
We'll be shipping through a firearm specialized courier to Pittsburgh airport where a broker will clear the parcel and deliver it to your house through FedEx. The cost is € 350,00 for the first part of the journey to be paid to us plus clearance and US internal delivery costs to be paid directly to the broker. This price is for any parcel containing 1 or more items and weighing up to 20 kg (from 0 to 20 kg, fixed price).

For firearms shipped to the Rest of the World (excluding Europe and North America, including Norway, Switzerland, Malta, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand etc):
We'll be shipping through a firearm specialized courier, please contact us for an estimate.
Please note for firearms or edged weapons we do need permits by the Italian Police / Customs before shipping them. From the moment we receive the full payment this paperwork we do in your behalf might take up to 6 weeks.

Payment

The full amount has to be paid immediately in Euro. Foreign mail bidders must pay within ten days after receipt of the invoice. Checks are accepted only by special agreement and must cover also bank charges. If a buyer acts as an agent for third parties, he may be hold responsible, even if the name of this third party appears on the invoice. Payment by Visa or MasterCard cause an additional administrative charge of 2.9 % on top of the invoice price. Bidder cards may be charged 4 days after an invoice has been sent if the bidder doesn't specifies a different method of payment.
We DO NOT accept PayPal payments.

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As part of signing up to participate in an auction through online bidding, all users agree to the terms and conditions of the auction before placing a bid. Once the winning bid has been accepted, you are the legal owner of the lot and are required to settle payment.

Buyers Premium

The Auction House takes a commission charge of 25.5% (+5% Live Bidding fee) of the hammer price (included Italian IVA taxes, not refundable). PLEASE NOTE ITALIAN TAXES HAVE TO BE PAID BY EVERYONE, inside or outside the European Community unless you purchase through a company/business, providing the corresponding tax number.

Condition

The items presented in this sale are complete with all documentation necessary to be sold; however, we recommend you to check limits and regulations that your Country applies for the import of this kind of collectibles.
An exhibition featuring all lots presented will anticipate the sale, during it the director and the staff of the auction house will be available to provide any additional information or guidance; the exhibition gives clients the opportunity to examine the authenticity, the attribution, the provenance,
the state of preservation, the type and the quality of any piece presented and, where necessary, to suggest corrections to inaccuracies found in the catalogue. Before taking part in the auction, everyone interested in buying a lot undertakes to inspect it accurately, if necessary with the support of en expert, in order to assess the features mentioned above. Once sold,
the auction house does not accept any claims; the seller and Czerny's International Auction House will have no responsibility for any error or omission included in the catalogue.
For detailed condition reports or further info about the lots: [email protected]

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