Lot 322
Cased Pair of English Double-Barrel Percussion Dueling Pistols by William Parker
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1840s, the 8 in. damascus barrels with 63 caliber bore, loading lever, and a bead sight on the rib, which is marked W. PARKER MAKER TO HER MAJESTY HOLBORN LONDON, additional signature on each lockplate, all mounts with fancy floral engraving, the trigger guard and buttplate silvered, walnut stock with checkered grips; the dovetailed mahogany case with brass furniture and a green velvet compartmentalized interior having Parker's anachronistic Georgian business label pasted to the underside of the lid; accessories present include an ebony cleaning rod, brass powder flask, bullet mold, percussion caps, balls, a mahogany-handled wrench, and a small pewter screw-top vial with a tiny blade extending from the lid's underside.

Case 2.75 x 17.75 x 8.75 in.

Both pistols with working action; the bores appear to have some dust and light oxidation from storage; trivial marks as expected to the stock; the case lacking its key and lock escutcheon; fading and minor losses to the felt; a repaired tear to the label and overall age toning to the paper.

$2,000 - 4,000