Lot 149

A double-barrelled Lancaster (Howdah) pistol, circa 1896

Firearms of the 19th and 20th century | A81s | Live auction | 584 Lots

Hammer price € 5,000

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Description

Cal. .455 CF, Nr. 8968, Matching numbers with assembly number 40. Double-barrelled, smooth, bright-bore drop barrels, length 160 mm. Brass crescent front sight, V-shaped rear sight. Various proof marks. Bird's head grip. Covered DAO firing mechanism. Extractor. Underlug lock on both sides, long locking lever on the left. Double-action Tranter trigger. The top of the barrel signed "Charles Lancaster, Patent, 151. New Bond St., London", repeated at the recoil plate, left barrel rib "455 C.F.". Original bluing slightly spotty at the barrels, thin, spotty, and patinated at the top of the grip and at the rear chequered gripstrap as well as at the trigger guard. Dark, flawless walnut grip panels. Lanyard ring. Very rare as double-barrelled version.
Attention - For this gun we will need to obtain an export license for you, based on your import permit (if needed in your country) or through your firearms dealer.


Condition: I - II

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General Information

The auction includes 584 lots and starts on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 584. The pre-sale viewing will take place from March 19 - 20, 2020 and March 26 - 29, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).