Founded in 1998, PAUL M. AMBROSE ANTIQUES specializes in the sale of high quality, original European and American firearms and weapons. Created with the customer in mind, it is our duty to provide the customer with the honesty and integrity he deserves. Too often, in today's business world, this is not always the practice. I have been an avid collector of antiques, particularly firearms, for more than twenty-five years; and like all collectors, I expect my purchases to be accurately described and fairly priced. I believe that my business is a reflection of this commitment and I'm sure you will too.

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A FINE & VERY RARE CASED PAIR OF ENGLISH FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS by WOGDON & BARTON OF LONDON, ca. 1800: In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. The browned (90%+), 10", sighted, key-fastened, Damascus, .55 caliber, smoothbore, octagonal, "WOGDON & BARTON" signed barrels with scroll-engraved barrel-barrel tangs and each marked with “King’s County”, Irish Registration marks (IK-S 1309 & 2K-S 1309, respectively), London Proofmarks and Robert Wogdon barrelsmith’s masks. Molded and carved, nicely figured, English Walnut fullstocks with flat, slab-sided, cane-type grips of classic, English Duelling Pistol form (please see J. A. Atkinson's: "The British Duelling Pistol”). Retain 95%+ finish with sharp contours and some scattered light handling marks, minor bruising and tight hairlines. Engraved, blued (95%+) steel furniture: Pineapple finial trigger-guards with finely engraved bows and (90%+) finish. Two (2) baluster-turned ramrod pipes and silver barrel-key escutcheons with their iron barrel-keys. Finely sculpted and stepped, side-lock flintlock mechanisms with lightly engraved sidebolts and beveled, flat lockplates: matching gooseneck hammers, early waterproof powder-pans and etched frizzens. Clearly signed, under the waterproof powder-pans with "WOGDON & BARTON" signatures: for the famed makers of fine quality Dueling Pistols. Robert Wogdon and John Barton, had a partnership at 14 Haymarket Street, London, UK 1795-1803 (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 206). In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrels with 90%+ finish, sharp contours, fine bores, gold-lined touch-holes and sharp engravings, on the tangs. The stocks with some light handling marks/abrasions and 90%+ finish. Very fine mounts with crisp engraving and much finish. In original flintlock configuration and in mechanically functional order with working, sliding, rear safeties and strong mainsprings. Retain mottled, casehardening colors and complete with their steel-tip, wooden ramrods with iron cleaning-jags and screw-type powder measures, on their tips. Overall length 15 1/4". Housed in their original, blue wool lined, Chippendale-style, mahogany case with brass fittings and two corner compartment-lids with gilt-finished pulls. Complete with their accessories: the bag-type, brass, powder flask with fine seams and spring, a scissors-type bullet mold with untouched steel surfaces and a sprue-cutter, a brass-tip wooden ball-starter, several lead balls, gunflints and a key. The liner with very good untouched surfaces with signs of use, wear and age. Sound partitions with matching untouched surfaces. Fine accessories. Some age stains, minor tears, moth holes, old repairs and expected signs of use/wear. The lid-top’s liner with matching, untouched woolen surfaces. Fine exterior with choice crotch-grain-mahogany figure, 85%+ finish and some scattered abrasions, handling marks and wear. Complete with its flush-fitting brass carrying handle, both of its brass securing-hooks and its hinges. A fine and untouched Cased Pair of English Flintlock Duelling Pistols made by the most esteemed maker of such weapons: “Robert Wogdon”, was made famous during his lifetime, in the Poem: “Stanzas on Duelling” (1783), by an Irish Volunteer; in which it states, “Hail Wogdon!... Patron of that Leaden death…”. Case measurements 18" x 8" x 2 1/2".

Price: $25,775.00


Paul M. Ambrose
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