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GBR. HOFFMANN U. KISTER IN SUHL, 1846 - 1860
StÝckel: Heinrich Kister, Suhl, circa 1846

on top of Damascus barrel GBR. HOFFMANN U. KISTER IN SUHL.
GBR. = Gebrüder = brothers

fore end dragoon-face

back strap with adjustable rear sigh

deeply and decorative carved grip with German silver butt plate

screw driver, one round bullet mold, powder horn, ramrod with worm

dovetail front-sight, deep rifling

GBR. HOFFMANN U.

KISTER IN SUHL

carrying and show case

a pair of target- and dueling pistols, caliber 12mm = .48 percussion, 9¼" very fine octagonal Damascus barrels with dovetail front sight and on top flat silver inlaid inscription GBR. HOFFMANN U. KISTER IN SUHL. Lock, counter lock, trigger guard and hammer nicely engraved, ½-shafted, the fore end decorated with a monster face, the white of the eyes mother of pearl, the grips deeply carved and the butt cap is made from German silver. On the breech is a adjustable rear sight with key in case. To adjust the trigger pull there is a small screw inside the trigger guard. The bores are deeply rifled, and the pair are in excellent condition and good  working order.
The pistols come a big carrying and show case - 20½ * 12 * 3¼" -, green inlaid complete with powder horn, a single round ball bullet mold, screw driver, ramrod with worm to remove bullets, powder measure, key to adjust rear sight and a key, the covered compartment contains wads. The case is complete, but shows acceptable usage for being 160 years around.
The attractive pistols in a unique set     sold

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