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    Cased Pair of English Flintlock Dueling Pistols by Williams & Powell, Liverpool. .54 caliber, 10 1/2-inch octagonal barrels with dovetailed front sights and open rear sights. Breeches with four inlaid gold bands and touchhole bushings. Steel under-ribs. Beautiful scroll-engraved cocks, tangs and lockplates with legend: Williams & Powell. Engraved screws. Ship's prow pans and roller frizzens. Sliding safeties. Handsome burl walnut stocks with silver wedge escutcheons and vacant circular wrist escutcheons. Stocks with finely checkered grips, silver fore-end caps, engraved steel furniture and spurred triggerguards. Dark hardwood ramrods with brass caps. Both guns contained in a green velvet-lined french-style partitioned burlwood case together with large copper bag-shaped powder flask; single-cavity ball mold with integral sprue nippers; ebony wood mallet; brass oiler; cleaning brushes; 3 ebony wood rammers or cleaning rods; lead ball and flint supply. Lid with oval brass escutcheon with monogram JCD. Brass re-enforcement corners. Key portal in front, no key present. Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell, Liverpool, Lancs/GB, 1833-70. 1833 , 10 Pool Lane, 1834-36, 13 South Castle Street.Condition: Guns. Good. Barrels with grey brown age patina and scattered light pitting. One example with repair to roller frizzen [old roller and spring present in case]. Stocks with light wear and minor blemishes. Actions good. Accoutrements all are good to very good with light wear and age patina. Case is relined. Exterior of case with light age wear and surface checking.



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    Apr-May, 2012
    30th-1st Monday-Tuesday
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