Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Pair of English Flintlock Traveling Pistols by Harcourt, Ipswich. .54 caliber, 6 1/8-inch octagonal damascus barrels with steel under-ribs. Top flats marked: Harcourt Ipswich.. Silver sights. Double gold-inlaid and dentate bands at breeches. Scroll-engraved lock mechanisms marked: Harcourt. Ship's prow pans and roller frizzens. Engraved screws. Silver touch-hole bushings. Varnished walnut stocks with checkered grips, silver oval wedge escutcheons and engraved and blued steel furniture. Left sides of stocks with Broad Arrow proofs and stamped 8953 and 8954 respectively. Hardwood ramrods with brass tips. Vacant silver oval wrist escutcheons. Both pistols contained in an associated period varnished, light green baize-lined walnut case, with circular brass escutcheon, the inner lid with an original Bales & King gun maker label with address listed as No.29 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, Inventors Of A Self Primer. Case contains guns, single cavity bullet mold, brass powder flask, screwdriver, cleaning rod, pewter oiler, ball supply and case key. Conditon: Pistols. Very good to fine, the barrels and locks showing smooth, grey patina. Triggerguards retaining approximately 70-75% blue finish. Wood very good with minor wear and marks. Actions excellent. Accessories with age wear and patina. Case with light wear to exterior and moderate wear and fading to interior. Interior label with wear, perforations and discoloration.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2012
    30th-1st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 969

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,566,976