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Lot 3361A
Cals. 69. S#'s 110A & 110B. Reproductions issued by the United States Historical Society of Barker pistols from Washington & Lee University. The original pistols were owned by George Washington, given to his adopted son who married Mary Elizabeth Fitzhugh. Their daughter, Mary Randolph Custis, married Robert E. Lee & the pistols were passed down to the Custis & Lee families. Bbls. 10" oct. to rnd. w/ faceted transitions, flared muzzles & smooth bores. Browned finished bbls. are marked "Lee Chapel Collection" on left flat w/ "Washington and Lee University" markings on right flats. Locks & hammers are finished in the white w/ scroll engraving & fancy borders & have the makers name "BARKER" between the hammer & frizzen springs. Key fastened walnut stocks w/ relief carved designs at wrists. German silver furniture includes engraved butt caps, sideplates, acorn finial trigger guards & ornate German silver presentation plates at wrist. Horn tipped hickory ramrods are held by faceted thimbles & pipes. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: pistols are housed in a walnut presentation case w/ leatherette name plaque on lid. Green velour fitted interior contains spare flints, rnd. balls & case key. Includes certificate of authenticity along w/ firing & cleaning instructions. CONDITION: both pistols appear unfired retaining 99% finish on bbls., locks & stocks. German silver fittings have acquired spots of storage related tarnish. Bright bores. No. 110B has a sm. hairline crack extending from right side of top tang w/ spot of visible red rust between bottom of hammer & lock plate. (01-13628/DS). BOTH ANTIQUE. $1,350-2,000 for pair.

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WASHINGTON & LEE COMMEMORATIVE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS.

Estimate $1,350 - $2,000Oct 22, 2018