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Matched Pair of Engraved Beckwith Percussion Pocket Pistols -A) Beckwith Percussion Pocket Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Matched Pair of Engraved Beckwith Percussion Pocket Pistols -A) Beckwith Percussion Pocket Pistol
A) These pistols are all casehardened except for the niter blue folding trigger. The barrels screw off. The sides of the frame are scroll engraved and marked "BECKWITH" in a banner on the left side and "LONDON" in a banner on the right side. There is light scroll and border engraving on the lower tang. The bottom of the frame is marked with "Crown/ V" and "GP" proofs. Fish head motif hammer and finely checkered grips, both marked "157" just below the lower tang, with a German silver initial oval.
BBL: 1 5/8 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 38 Percussion
Finish: casehardened
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 157
Condition: Fine. The barrel and frame retain traces of original dulling case colors, with areas beginning to gray. The hammer retains 90% bright case colors. The grip is excellent with a few minor dings in the otherwise sharp checkering. The markings and engraving are clear. The action is fine.

B) As "A".
BBL: 1 5/8 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 38 special
Finish: casehardened
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 157
Condition: Very fine with 60% of the bright casehardened colors remaining and some areas of smooth gray. The grip is also excellent with a few scattered minor bruises and dings in the otherwise sharp checkering. The markings and engraving are crisp and clear. The action is fine.