Horst Held = Antique Handguns

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A. Lebeda Prague
St�ckel: Anton Lebeda, Prag, since 1841 listed as arms manufacturer, 1852 gun maker for the Austrian  court,  and he built several weapons for Kaiser Franz Josef I. Anton Lebeda died in 1857.



























one exceptional pair of set-trigger target pistols made circa 1850 for somebody high at the Austrian court. The number 1 shows the face of a lady, the number 2 the face of a man, probably one of the Emperor's family, see his silhouette. The rifled caliber is circa .44 = 11mm, 8" octagonal Damascus-browned barrels with dove-tail front sight, the iron parts of the furniture lavishly engraved, golden names and bands, half-shafted with crisp checkered grip and flared butts showing the above pictured faces. Certainly a proof of Lebeda's craftsmanship and unique. Same minor dings and traces of handling which are acceptable for a pair of circa 160 years of ago.    sold

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