32nd Classic Auction

 

Auction on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 15:00  | Auction ended

Completed | Physical auction
Lot: 116

four barrel break action "Howdah"- pistol Charles Lancaster - London, .476 CF (= .476 Enfield / Eley), #8593, § B before 1871

Starting price 4.000 EUR
Result:
4.000 EUR

15.5 cm barrels, fluted ribs, on top inscribed "Charles Lancaster (Patent), 151 New Bond St., London", oval bores, nickel silver front sight, express sight, colour hardened action, top barrel lumps with opening lever on the left for the thumb of the right hand, rebounding extractor, double-action only trigger, clockwise rotating firing pin, fluted bird's head grip, walnut grips, chequering, lanyard ring eye, initials "G. G.W.C. above R.A", London black powder proof, year of manufacture 1900, in a contemporary leather holster with four cartridge compartments. condition II-III.
One of only 245 pistols made in this calibre. From the estate of George Gowan Wyatt Corrie (*23.09.1872), Lieutenant-Colonel of the Royal Artillery, used in the Second Boer War 1901-1902, since then in family possession.