Lot 223 Detail
Exceedingly Rare Spanish or Neapolitan Four-Barreled Flintlock Combination Pistol and
Pole-Arm [early 18th-century]
Serial no. 335, leaf-shaped hinged blade with spring catch, retained in the folded
position by a brass catch and released by a thumb-trigger. The molded socket with spring
and roller, the head of the turned haft fitted with a group of four 11mm cal barrels each
with its own miguelet lock, fired by brass thumb-triggers in the lock casing or by
corresponding triggers in the lower haft. The haft with threaded socket for the
dismounting butt of handrail form, and with butt trap with self-opening
spring. The stock stamped with old inventory or collection number 335, the sling loop with
attached brass tag numbered 282 (Frank Bivins collection number) Length: 46 inches.
Condition: Very good. Metal with grey age wear and patina with
scattered light pitting. Mechanically sound. Stock with light wear and handling marks.
Provenance: The William Goodwin Renswick Collection. Hank Visser Collection. Published:
American Society of Arms Collectors. Bulletin No. 31, Spring 1975, page 138.
Estimate: $40000 - $60000