William and John Rigby, Dublin. Superb cased pair of large bore percussion Greatcoat pistols made for a banker in 1847 - SOLD

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William and John Rigby, Dublin. Superb cased pair of large bore percussion Greatcoat pistols made for the Provential Bank of Ireland in 1847 and presented to Sir Benjamin Lee Guiness, Member of Parliment for the city of Dublin, in 1851. It is interesting to note that a statue of Guiness will be found at the side of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.  Overall length of the pistols is 10 1/2". The 5” barrels of about .69 caliber have mint bores, show no evidence of ever having been fired, and the nipples remain unstruck. Much of the original hardening colors remain and the barrels retain most of the original rich brown finish. Stocks retain virtually 100% of the original varnish. Original maker’s case with label and some original accessories. The flask is a later replacement. Overall a very rare pair of pistols in near mint original condition throughout.

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