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Matching Pair of Waters Pistols

.60 caliber, 7" barrels, no S/N. A fine pair of brass-mounted English flintlock officer’s pistols by Waters, London ca 1770 with silver thumbpieces engraved with a coat of arms consisting of three five-pointed crowns (rubbed). The signed engraved bolted locks with push on safeties and simple engraving have all their original small parts. The octagonal-to-round barrels are signed London and marked proved. The brass buttcaps have spurred pommels and a grotesque face in relief. The elaborate brass sideplates are cast in relief with a trophy of arms and pierced. The sidenails are delicately engraved. The figured walnut full stocks have a carved shell at the breech. A very attractive pair of Revolutionary War period pistols in fine original condition.

Condition:

Both pistols retain their original ramrods one with worm. Condition is good overall with smooth steel surfaces and no real pitting. The stocks are crisp with only minor marks and no repairs.

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$7,638
09/12/2018

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