Lot 615 in the March auction contains a 60 bore needle fire rifle by J.W. Edge of Manchester c1860 in remarkable original condition considering that it is about one hundred and sixty years old. If you like minty pieces this is the lot for you. All its original finish is there, colour hardening, blue andContinue reading “JUST AS IT LEFT THE SHOP IN 1860”

Revolution, War, Pillage – They Have Survived.

Lot 475 displays in all their magnificence, a very fine pair of 60 bore flintlock ivory and gilt travelling pistols c 1770 bearing the French House of Bourbon coat of arms. They were made to exhibition standards for either King Louis XV (1715-1774) or King Louis XVI (1774-1792). The French monarchs were avid collectors ofContinue reading “Revolution, War, Pillage – They Have Survived.”

Footpads Beware

Lot 570 comprises a lovely little pair of double-barrelled percussion pocket pistols by Durs Egg, London dating from the 1830s. Just to make them even more desirable they are contained in their original case with the tiniest, cutest little three-way flask. Durs Egg was of Swiss origin and made exquisite highly individual flint guns andContinue reading “Footpads Beware”

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