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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
Sep 29, 2022
both pistols with 10-1/4 in. blued octagonal rifled barrels, fluting to 7-1/2 in. of barrels exterior midsections, blued and brass blade front sights, case colored patent breeches and standing breeches numbered "1" in gold on one pistol, "2" in gold on the other, blued percussion cap pillars and adjustable rear sights, case colored lock plates with engraved scrollwork signed "L COLLOMBERT A AIX-LES BAINS" in gold, blued spurred trigger guards with engraved crowns, foliate engravings on trigger guard finials, case colored trigger plates and pommels with blued stepped finials, hardwood half stocks with checkered grips, ornate barrel pins, cock screws, and side lock screws, 17 in. overall, comes in original fitted oak case, "L. COLLOMBERT / MAITRE DE TIR / A AIX-LES BAINS SAVOIE" in gilt on interior lid fabric, containing accessories including ball mold, sprue cutter, powder flask, brass loading rod and wooden cleaning rod
Provenance: ock Island Auction Company, Catalog 81, lot 319, December 4th, 2020, from The Malcolm King Collection; The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut
both pistols in fine condition containing most of the original surfaces, barrels with 85% of the original blued surface with some wear to fluted edges and some abrasions to rear octagonal section of barrel on pistol number "2", case colored parts with about 90% of original finish, trigger guards with around 95% of the original blued surface, some bluing left on pommels finials, gold inlay and engraving in good condition, stocks in good condition with minimal handling wear, case has split on bottom near font, other scratches and cracks in grain on bottom, crack and separation to top corner of lid, lining in case with age and wear, wear to gilt lettering on lid, fitted compartment becoming loose, upper portion of lock removed, accessories in good condition, one wood pot with chipped lid, both function mechanically
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