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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
English percussion dueling pistol by Sykes, Oxford - $650.00

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English percussion dueling pistol by Sykes, Oxford. 9-1/2" octagon barrel of about .55 caliber bore, about 15" overall. Has fine original brown striped finish on the barrel and bright blue on the triggerguard, attractive silver escutcheons and forearm cap, shows some light pitting on the barrel. Original rosewood ramrod is broken at about 7" long, but still looks good on display in the gun. Stock is very good, nicely checkered, showing little use with a few minor handling dings. Has a hole in the back of the grip for an unknown purpose, possibly a shoulder stock. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.