THE PROPERTY OF WESLEY I PAUL, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ROYAL ARMOURIES

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THE PROPERTY OF WESLEY I PAUL, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ROYAL ARMOURIES

A FINE CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE PERCUSSION RIFLED DUELLING PISTOLS BY J. PURDEY, NO. 314 ½ OXFORD STREET, LONDON, NOS. 2578 AND 2579 FOR 1834
with browned twist octagonal lightly swamped sighted barrels rifled with twelve grooves, signed in full along the top flat, stamped with the barrelsmith's mark, serial numbers and London view and proof marks beneath, case-hardened breeches inlaid with platinum lines, pierced platinum plugs, incorporating the back-sights and numbered on the faces, scroll-engraved case-hardened tangs, signed bolted scroll-engraved case-hardened locks decorated en suite with the breeches, scroll-engraved case-hardened hammers, blued set triggers, highly figured walnut half-stocks, finely chequered butts, engraved steel mounts comprising blued numbered trigger-guards decorated with trophies-of-arms on the bow, case-hardened trigger-plates with scallop shell finials, case-hardened butt-caps decorated with scrolls, and case-hardened fore-end caps decorated with a sunburst, vacant border-engraved silver escutcheons, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and in fine condition with much original finish throughout: in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (the lid expertly repaired, the trade label with small tears and staining), the lid with brass flush-fitting carrying handle, and the interior with maker's trade label, complete with accessories including Sykes patent flask, bullet mould, wad cutter and oil bottle
25.4cm; 10in barrels

Literature
L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys, 1996, p.134., stated as '2578-9, Single, [sold] 10 Apr. 1834 [for] £52. 10. 0.'

Estimate: 15000-20000


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This item is part of Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
 Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 | 12:00 PM  EUR (GMT)
 
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THE PROPERTY OF WESLEY I PAUL, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ROYAL ARMOURIES
THE PROPERTY OF WESLEY I PAUL, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ROYAL ARMOURIES
Lot number: 214
Seller: Thomas Del Mar Ltd.
Event: Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
Ends: Wednesday, December 2 | 12:00 PM  EUR (GMT)

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