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