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Auktion: Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms
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A FINE CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN 9MM (THICK RIM) PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER HAMMER TARGET PISTOLS
BY A. FRANCOTTE, LIÉGE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A FINE CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN 9MM (THICK RIM) PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER HAMMER TARGET PISTOLS BY A. FRANCOTTE, LIÉGE, LATE 19TH CENTURY WITH BLUED OCTAGONAL TO ROUND SIGHTED BARRELS EACH SIGNED 'A. FRANCOTTE A LIEGE' IN GOLD ON THE FULL LENGTH SIGHTING RIB AND DECORATED WITH GOLD- AND SILVER-INLAID FOLIAGE AT THE BREECH, CASE-HARDENED ACTIONS AND NON-REBOUNDING BACK-ACTION LOCKS, THE LATTER EACH INCORPORATING AN ADJUSTABLE REAR-SIGHT ON THE TANG, BLUED TRIGGER-GUARDS AND UNDERLEVERS, THE LATTER EACH SHAPED TO THE TRIGGER-GUARD AND FORMING A SPUR BENEATH, EBONY STOCKS EACH CARVED IN LOW RELIEF WITH SCROLLWORK ON THE BUTT AND FORE-END, THE FORMER EACH FLUTED, BLUED SET TRIGGERS, AND SHAPED CASE-HARDENED BUTT-CAPS, THE ACTIONS, LOCKS AND MOUNTS ALL DECORATED WITH FURTHER GOLD- AND SILVER-INLAID FOLIAGE EN SUITE WITH THE BARRELS, IN ORIGINAL CLOSE-FITTED HARDWOOD VENEERED CASE LINED WITH DARK BLUE BAIZE, WITH A FULL COMPLIMENT OF ACCESSORIES INCLUDING CARTRIDGE EXTRACTOR AND TWO KEYS FOR THE ADJUSTABLE REAR-SIGHTS, THE LID SIGNED 'MANUFACTURE D'ARMES A FEU DE AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE Á LIÉGE (BELGIQUE)' IN GILT LETTERING, THE EXTERIOR WITH WHITE METAL CORNERS, BANDS AND CENTRAL SHAPED ESCUTCHEON 9 5/8IN. (24.5CM.) BARRELS

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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