Pair of Flintlock Box-Lock Pistols with Bayonets

British, Birmingham, and Spanish

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Brass-barreled flintlock pistols mounted with spring-loaded bayonets were a common type in England during the last quarter of the 18th century. This pair features barrels and silver mounts that have been comprehensively carved with half-nude figures and animals in a manner that led former curator Stephen V. Grancsay to suggest that they may have been embellished by a craftsman in the Balearic Islands.

Pair of Flintlock Box-Lock Pistols with Bayonets, Steel, wood (walnut), silver, brass, British, Birmingham, and Spanish

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