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Pair of German Pistols with shoulder stock c1820

$18,000
An exceptional pair of matching conversion pistols by Anton Bauman of Munchen originally made around 1800. Bauman was a gunmaker in Munich between 1798 and 1812 and was gunmaker to Charles Theodore Prince-elector of Bavaria and Duke of Julich and Berg.
The .52 calibre octagonal swamped barrels measure 10 ½ inches. The barrels are rifled with front sights and fold down leaf rear sights. They are also decorated with sliver scrolls and the makers name ‘Ant Bauman’.
The locks have boarder engraving, with swirls on the hammers and nipple bolsters. Both lock mechanisms are in good working order.
The lower rammer pipes and trigger guard finals are elaborately chiselled, the trigger guards engraved with military figures and themes and the side plates folate themes.
The oval butt caps and side wings are each engraved with differing themes. The boarder engraved wrist echelons are hinged and open to reveal shoulder stock receiver.
The full-length stocks are in very good condition with raised carving behind the barrels and wire inlays. The fore ends are of a bark wood and the rammers have horn tips.
Both pistols are well balanced.
The carved detached stock is made of the same wood as the pistols and is also wire inlayed.
Overall and exceptional pair of high-quality European pistols from a very respected maker. This offering comes with a custom made hardwood display stand.
Sold as collector items only.
Because of the value of these items special shipping arrangements will have to be made.
Stock No. P75PCJA03

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