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3165M Marlborough
November 2, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

British Pattern 1738 Land Service Pistol

Auction: Sale #3165M - 3165M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2018 10:00AM


British Pattern 1738 Land Service Pistol, c. 1741, .60 caliber, walnut stock with remnants of a storekeeper's stamp on the grip, brass fittings, lock marked "TOWER/1741" with a crown over "GR" and an ordnance stamp, steel barrel, proof and ordnance marks with "53" and EI" and lightly marked on the top of the barrel "KINGS DGN GDS," and a wooden ramrod, barrel lg. 11 7/8, overall lg. 19 in.

Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Stock has a few dings and nicks and the forestock from the lower entry pipe is replaced, vent has a liner, and the lock functions properly.

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