Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 2,500.00 USD
Estimated at 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD
Cal. 50. NSN. Bbls. 10" octagon. Bead front sights & fixed V notch rear sights. Top flats are gold marked "Acier Fondu". Breech end of bbls. & top tangs are marked in gold "1" or "2". Island locks. Locks, hammers, breech plug, top tangs, ornate butt caps & fancy finial trigger guards have generous coverage of vine type foliate scroll hand engraving. Bbls. have finely polished blue finish. Other metal parts have French Gray finish. Wedge fastened ebony stocks w/ deeply fluted grip sections. Flats of grip section & forearm tips have deep relief foliate carving. Overall length is 15 1/2". WEIGHT: 2 lbs, 3 oz. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: original wood casing w/ brass trim. Inside lid is marked "FABRIQUE de LEPAGE Feres. / LIEGE miason a Paris / 12, RUE D'ENGHIEN". Red cloth cover fitted interior. Ebony accessories include cleaning rod, ramrod, mallet, rd ball box & ebony handled nipple wrench. Also included is 2 cavity bullet mold, powder flask, cap tin, glass oil bottle & retailer tag. Case interior has largely faded from red to beige. CONDITION: both pistols retain over 90% bbl. blue showing light edge wear w/ scattered spots of freckling. Other metal parts retain a very good French Gray finish. Ebony stocks are in near excellent condition. Sound locks. Bores retain strong rifling showing a slightly frosted appearance. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Edward Scott Meadows. (01-24709/DS). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.