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Lassence - Rongé  a Liège,
Støckel: Liège 1842 - 1859, fabricant.
circa 1850 an exceptional cased pair of dueling pistols in superb condition!

 












 

LASSENCE-RONGÈ A LIÉGE maker/s name gold inlaid on top on a bright blue oval with silver inlaid borders on the top of each 10" octagonal barrel with a spiral Damascus finish, dovetail mounted nickel silver front sight blades and a silver band is inlaid around the breech of each barrel, caliber .50 rifled. A screw-adjustable rear sight is mounted on each barrel tang. The barrel tangs and back straps have a casehardened finish and are decorated with open foliate engraving. The wedge-fastened, highly figured, European walnut stocks have pierced, relief-carved scrollwork and shell motifs on the forends and deeply carved, fluted grips. The pistols have casehardened, flush mounted lock plates with flat faced hammers. The lock plates and hammers are decorated with engraved double-line borders and open foliate engraving. The tops of the hammers are engraved with a stylized sea serpent motif. The flush mounted side plates and finger-spur trigger guards have a color casehardened finish. Flutes in the cast iron, casehardened butt caps align perfectly with the flutes in the grips.
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he pistols are contained in a European style form fitted case made of highly figured European walnut and lined with green felt. The corners of the case have nickel silver reinforcements. An oval silver inscription plate is inlaid in the top of the lid. The case contains a full set of accessories which include: (1) wooden mallet, (2) carved, silver-plated, handle for ladle and ball screw, (3) combination worm/ball screw, (4) turned, silver-plated steel ladle for casting bullets, (5) silver-plated, single cavity, round ball bullet mold, (6) turned walnut cask for percussion caps, (7) silver-plated screwdriver with turned walnut handle, (8) silver plated, bag-shaped powder flask with adjustable charger, (9) brass powder measure with turned wooden handle, (10) wooden cleaning rod with brass jag and (11) wooden ramrod with silver-plated brass top and tip. A compartment with removable lid contains several lead pistol balls and the key for the case. The pistols and accessories are made of the best materials and display the highest quality workmanship.
An exceptional cased pair of dueling pistols in superb condition!    $16,000.

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