April 21, 2022 06:00 PM EDT Downingtown, PA


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Scottish Charles Playfair flintlock pistol

Fine Scottish engraved Charles Playfair ramshead flintlock belt dress pistol, approximately .53 caliber, with bright German silver stock having rococo scroll engraving with panoply of arms and flags on either side of grip, ram horn butt with vent pick, the polygonal muzzle, stamped C. Playfair and Aberdeen, 6 1/4" part round barrel. Charles Playfair was a Scottish gunmaker who is recorded to have had business in Aberdeen and Dundee, Scotland. It is believed that the business in Aberdeen started around 1821. Playfair eventually became Bentley & Playfair around 1845 and then later Hollis, Bentley & Playfair. Charles Playfair died in 1876.

Competitive in-house shipping is available for this lot.

Condition:Overall very good condition, small break repair to neck of cock.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,024
04/21/2022

 

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