Catalogue Auction Information Arms & Armour Auction(#140317) 14/03/2017 10:00 AM GMT CLOSED Lot 93 of 364: A scarce pair of 20-bore silver mounted flintlock Queen Anne Coaching or Carriage Pistols by James Freeman, circa 1720, 3.75inch two-stage ring-turned tapering barrels, faceted breeches, each breech panel decorated with geometric borders and stylised stars, signed JAMES FREEMAN to the underside and LONDON on the top flat, border engraved bolted actions, the cocks decorated to match, thick wooden stocks carved about the barrel tangs, vacant ornate silver escutcheon, scarce long-eared silver butt Click image to enlarge PreviousNext Lot closed - Winning bid:£7,000 () Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000 Remove from watchlist Add to watchlist Ask a question Arms & Armour Auction(#140317) 14/03/2017 10:00 AM GMT CLOSED Description Description: A scarce pair of 20-bore silver mounted flintlock Queen Anne Coaching or Carriage Pistols by James Freeman, circa 1720, 3.75inch two-stage ring-turned tapering barrels, faceted breeches, each breech panel decorated with geometric borders and stylised stars, signed JAMES FREEMAN to the underside and LONDON on the top flat, border engraved bolted actions, the cocks decorated to match, thick wooden stocks carved about the barrel tangs, vacant ornate silver escutcheon, scarce long-eared silver butt caps decorated with strapwork, foliate sprays and classical busts, pierced ornate silver sideplates. 11.5inches over all. (2) For a discussion on the scarcity of long eared or spurred butt caps see page 28 and illustration 21 of The Queen Anne Pistol 1660-1780 by John W. Burgoyne, also see page 7 and illustration 2 for a discussion on the scarcity of bolted actions from this period. 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. By agreeing to bid you also agree to comply with all laws that pertain to the ownership of antique guns and obsolete calibre guns in this country. 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