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A FINE CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN 50-BORE PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS
BY J.B. RONGÉ FILS, LIÉGE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
A FINE CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN 50-BORE PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS BY J.B. RONGÉ FILS, LIÉGE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY WITH BLUED FACETED AND FLUTED SIGHTED BARRELS EACH SIGNED 'J.B. RONGÉ FILS A LIEGE' AND 'ACIER FONDU' IN GOLD TOWARDS THE BREECH, CASE-HARDENED BORDER AND SCROLL ENGRAVED BREECHES AND TANGS EACH RESPECTIVELY NUMBERED '1' AND '2' IN GOLD, EACH TANG ALSO INCORPORATING AN ADJUSTABLE REAR-SIGHT, CASE-HARDENED DETENTED FLOATING LOCKS EACH ENGRAVED WITH A SCENE INVOLVING WOODCOCK AND A FOX, HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT HALF-STOCKS EACH CARVED IN LOW RELIEF WITH SCROLLWORK ON THE FORE-END AND FLUTED BUTT, BORDER AND SCROLL ENGRAVED IRON MOUNTS INCLUDING BLUED SPURRED TRIGGER-GUARDS, WHITE METAL BARREL-BOLT ESCUTCHEONS, AND RETAINING NEARLY ALL THEIR ORIGINAL FINISH, IN ORIGINAL CLOSE-FITTED BRASS-BOUND BURR WALNUT VENEERED CASE LINED IN BURGUNDY BAIZE WITH A FULL COMPLIMENT OF ACCESSORIES, THE LID WITH GILT SIGNATURE 'J B RONGÉ-FILS À LÉIGE ( SIC )', THE EXTERIOR WITH SHAPED BRASS ESCUTCHEON ENGRAVED WITH INITIALS; TOGETHER WITH A J.B. RONGé FILS BROCHURE DATING FROM THE LATE 1920S 10½IN. (26.7CM.) BARRELS (2)

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms
Auktionsdatum: 22.06.2011
Adresse: Christie's
22 June 2011, London, South Kensington