Continental Percussion Parlor Pistol and Allen & Wheelock Percussion Pistol (Lot of 2)

1) 4mm, 7.625" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Blued barrel, engraved frame in the white, fluted hardwood grip. Tip down smoothbore barrel with central ignition percussion cone and cocking lever similar to the Devisme M1854/55 system. Unmarked, no visible proof marks.

2) .31 caliber, 3" octagon to round barrel, S/N 543. Blued finish, smooth varnished walnut grips. 

Provenance:Property from the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Sold to Benefit the Art Acquisitions Fund


1) Very good. Retains most of the blue on the barrel. Crisp throughout, mechanically functional, moderately oxidized bore. Grips with some dings and mars.

2) Very good. Retains some blue, much of it flaked and with some loss. Clear markings, fair bore with moderate oxidation. Not mechanically functional, mainspring is broken. Grips with some handling marks and added finish.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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