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Lot 0789
Pair of 19th century bag grip flintlock belt pistols, .58 caliber, walnut stocks and octagonal barrels, each percussion black powder pistol with foliate etched hardware, ramrods and presentation plaques inscribed "To Mr. George Brown, By A Few Friends, As a token of respect, Glasgow, May 31st, 1843". Barrel length - 6 1/8". Overall length - 11-1/2". Also included is a molded metal and copper powder horn, 4-3/8" L x 2-1/8" W. Note: Family oral history states that the original owner of the pistols was George Brown Cameron, of the prosperous Brown/Cameron clan, who moved from Glasgow, Scotland to the United States due to health concerns, circa mid 19th century. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

Condition

Belt pistols in overall good condition considering age. Action good. 1/8" crack, back of one of the hammers. Normal storage dings, surface of stocks. Areas of pitting, surface of barrels. 2 1/4" crack to wood near barrel, one pistol. Dark bores. Small dent to one side of powder horn.

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Pr 19th c. English/Scottish Belt Pistols

Estimate $1,200 - $1,400Aug 5, 2017