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Cased Pair Of 18th Century, Flintlock, Box lock, Pocket Pistols, By Beddows

Stock Number: 50200


A Cased Pair Of 18th Century Flintlock, Box lock, Pocket Pistols, By W.Beddows, in a fitted and lined case, complete with several period accessories.




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UK and Ireland

Category: Firearms


Offered for Sale is very nice pair of Boxlock, Flintlock, pocket pistols, each with a 1-1/2″ turnoff barrel [ one has seized], and an o/a length of 6 -1/4″.
The metal work is to a smooth grey patina, with engraving to both sides of the locks. Thes are stamped “Beddows” to the LHS, and “Ridgewell” to the RHS.
The ringnecked cocks both function soundly to 1/2 & full cock, which also actions the concealed triggers. Each has a hinged strike plate, and a functioning sliding safety catch. There are London Proofs to the lower aspect of the barrel housing..
The slab sided walnut grips are in vg condition, and each has an initialled white metal escutcheon to the rear.
W.Beddows dates 1788-97 in London, and it is possible that Ridgewell was a retailer.

In a fitted & Lined wooden case, with the following accessories ..An original Brass Powder Flask, Metal Mold, Ebonised Rod with screw off end, revealing a brass worm, several lead ball, and cleaning Tow, in lidded compartments, with bone lifters.
The case measures 11-1/4inches X 7-1/2inches X 2-1/2 inches. The hinged lid is retained when closed by brass clasps, and there is a brass vacant plaque inlet to the lid exterior. There is a label affixed to the lid interior
Overall, the wood is dark, with no splits or cracks.
The lining is a green beige felt.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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