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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - September 2020

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Sale A2020 Lot 800

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WILKINSON, LONDON
A SCARCE AND FINE .577 (SNIDER) DOUBLE-BARRELLED SIDE-BY-SIDE HOWDAH-PISTOL, serial no. 8503,
circa 1880, with blued 6 1/2in. rifled barrels, the top rib signed 'WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON', bead fore-sight, scroll engraving to the rib end and engraved bands at breech, rounded border engraved colour hardened side-lever opening action, standing notch rear-sight to standing breech, blued serpentine side-lever with chequered thumb-piece, borderline and scroll engraved curved colour hardened back-action locks signed within engraved folded banners 'WILKINSON, PALL MALL, LONDON', border engraved colour hardened hammers with dolphin heads, chequered walnut pistol-grip butt (numbered in the wood at head '9' over '716'), moulded butt-cap with central horseshoe-shaped lanyard swivel and border engraved edge, full length serial numbered trigger-guard tang, diminutive border engraved captive iron fore-end, the whole in outstanding condition and showing little signs of use.



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Estimate £10,000-15,000

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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