Skip to main content


    18th Century British F/L Holster Pistol. 13½" overall with 7 7/8" .65 caliber smoothbore round brass barrel. Barrel exhibits three proof marks and decorative engraving at the breech. All brass furniture with decorative engraving including elaborate wrist escutcheon and intricate openwork side plate. Large grotesque mask butt cap. The lock is smooth and clean with decorative scroll engraving and maker W. Staples. The hammer, which is also engraved, appears to be slightly oversized and is possibly a period replacement. Wood excellent with just some normal handling marks and a number of small dents on the left side of the forestock, also one small sliver missing on the right side, obviously very old. Nicely relief carved with fan motif around and to the rear of the tang. A very pretty pistol that could benefit from a bit of touchup.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 610

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% 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 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 10 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 Internet Session
    2018 March 10 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 Internet Session
    REALIZED SO FAR $134,169