Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
FINE CASED PAIR OF FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BY BENNETT & LACY IN VERY HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION.
Cal. 62 smooth bore
The 9″ skelp twist tapered round barrels with under ribs and without patent breeches, are gold inlaid with lines at breech ends which are also nicely filed with Rigby type flats. Top flats are engraved “LONDON” and line engraving on tops terminates in feather bursts. Touch holes are gold lined. Breech irons have some armorial engraving. Locks with chamfered plates having rebated tails are fitted with waterproof pans, bridled roller frizzens with rollers on feather springs which have bulbous finials with teats. Serpentine cocks are held at half cock by back sliding safetys. Locks are engraved with feather borders and feather bursts behind fences and more arms on tails. Cocks are engraved to match. “BENNETT” is at centers under pans. Root European walnut stocks with checkered bag grips and horn tips are iron mounted. Trigger plates have early style broad pineapple finials. Blued trigger guards have shields and arms on bows. Stocks attach to barrels with captive sidebolts through oval silver escutcheons. Rosewood ramrods with horn tips (one with worm on tail) mount through single beaded pipes and matching steel thimbles.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: pistols are housed in their original quartered oak case with flush “D” ring handle and dual hook closure. Interior is lined in green pilled cloth and a Bennett & Lacy label (1809-11) is in lid. Bottom compartment contains a group of accessories that are almost certainly original to this pair of pistols with a red Morocco leather covered three compartment flask for powder, balls and patches. Patch compartment contains patches and flint, steel nutcracker type round ball mould marked “20”, walnut double end dusting brush, walnut handled combination turn screw and top jaw key and brass, walnut and steel two piece cleaning rod wtih early style tapered handle. One covered compartment contains wad and bullet pullers for this rod. Compartment covers are of oak and have turned steel knobs. The second compartment contains one lead ball, a flint and mounting leather.