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2174
$6,900.00

FINE PAIR OF WOGDON FLINTLOCK DUELING PISTOLS.

SN NSN. Cal. 44. Fine pair of flintlock pistols by highly regarded London maker circa 1780. Guns measure about 14″ overall with 9″ bbls engraved “Wogdon London” with gold touch holes. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London gunmakers proofs and “RW” (Robert Wogdon). Florally engraved breech irons have shallow U-notch sights. Flintlocks have beautifully filed and chamfered serpentine cocks, and bridled frizzens with springs that terminate in bulbous heads. Nicely chamfered lockplates with rebated tapered tails have rear sliding safeties. Chamfers are engraved with double lines, and “Wogdon” under pans. European walnut stocks extend to muzzles. Round iron ramrod pipes are nicely figured with beaded ends. Engraved iron trigger guards have pineapple finials. Set triggers. Flat sided rounded butts have engraved steel caps. Wood ramrods have horn tips. CONDITION: Guns appear fine overall retaining mottled brown finish which appears freshened. Trigger guards retain about half of their bright orig fire blue with traces of blue on other steel mounts. Markings are crisp with scattered areas of light pitting. Stocks have matching refinished surface with a well restored broken wrist on one gun. Mechanically actions are crisp & bores are clear & smooth with bright breeches, light rust staining. Accompanying case is perhaps of the period though could be a newer edition made for display with a bright steel marked 32 bore single cavity ball mold (guns are 28 bore), circular powder flask with measure, steel oiler & loose balls which is overall very good. 50498-1 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2174

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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