May 07, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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A Good Pair of 18th Century Silver Mounted Mexican Miquelet Blunderbuss Pistols

 9.75" barrels 1.25" bore. The Spanish form barrels encrusted with silver depicting florals, and inscription in reserve S.N Senior Miguel. Other pistol is dated 3 De (December) 1772. Patila locks, with rudimentary engraving. Dark walnut full stocks decorated throughout. With engraved and pierced silver plaque work depicting birds and rabbits in typical Mexican fashion. Silver triggerguards. Stocks of characteristic gun butt form. Pistols feature long steel belt hooks and bird formed triggers. 

Condition:

Condition of pistols is untouched throughout with steel showing deep even aged brown uncleaned and minor pitting. Silver is tarnished throughout. Locks are uncleaned showing deep even age brown and pitting. Actions are not tested. Wood is good with a few minor spilts, but with no major defects. One barrel band is missing and one silver plaque is absent. Both ramrods are missing. 

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$14,400
05/07/2020

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