Catalogue Auction Information Arms & Armour Auction(#140317) 14/03/2017 10:00 AM GMT CLOSED Lot 88 of 364: A fine and rare 17th Century left handed snaphaunce Scottish belt pistol dated 1648, 13inch four-stage barrel with reeded breech and ring turn bordered faceted section towards the muzzle, bevelled brass lock with border and scroll engraved decoration the edge of the pan dated 1648, flat cock with incised linear decoration, three-quarters stock of iron with incised linear decoration, ram's horn butt with integral pricker with pierced spherical terminal, ring turned bulb-shaped trigger, single pie Click image to enlarge PreviousNext Lot closed - unsold () Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000 Remove from watchlist Add to watchlist Ask a question Arms & Armour Auction(#140317) 14/03/2017 10:00 AM GMT CLOSED Description Description: A fine and rare 17th Century left handed snaphaunce Scottish belt pistol dated 1648, 13inch four-stage barrel with reeded breech and ring turn bordered faceted section towards the muzzle, bevelled brass lock with border and scroll engraved decoration the edge of the pan dated 1648, flat cock with incised linear decoration, three-quarters stock of iron with incised linear decoration, ram's horn butt with integral pricker with pierced spherical terminal, ring turned bulb-shaped trigger, single pierced ramrod pipe, ring-turned ramrod. For similar pistols see Thomas Del Mar Ltd December 7th 2016 lot 424 and Bonhams November 5th 2005 Lot 101. See The collectors Illustrated Guide to Firearms by Miller page 49 The date of 1648 sets the pistol against the background of the Second Civil War, the Covenanters, the Battle of Preston, the Battle of Stirling, the Third Civil War and the Battle of Dunbar. Categories: Shipping info Shipping info Terms and conditions Terms and Conditions All auctions are conducted under our printed conditions of sale which are available on request. The following lots in this catalogue are sold as ornaments, curiosities and items of historical interest only. Any politically related items are sold purely as items of historical interest and the company does not hold with or approve of any political motivations represented by any of the said items of historical interest. 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