Bonhams to Auction 18th Century Pistols with Solid Silver Barrels and Locks

Bonhams will auction a magnificent and exceptionally rare pair of silver flintlock holster pistols. Estimated to sell for £40,000-60,000 they will be offered at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, on Wednesday 18 April 2012.

The pair are highly decorated with chased silver barrels, locks and mounts, made by one of Britain’s best gunsmiths in the 18th Century, Joseph Heylin of London. The pistols bear silver hallmarks for 1768 and are part of the Norman Dixon Collection, a … Read More