Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Louie Parker at Cowen's Auction

.45 caliber,  7.75" multi-layered silver wrapped barrel, notched rear barrel sight mount on the breech, silver blade front sight.  Engraved lockplate and also marked A. W. Spies, Warranted. Octagonal butt also wrapped in silver.  Maple stock heavily mounted with engraved silver inlays. Pieced engraved silver sideplate. Unusual squared engraved silver triggerguard with finials.  Ferrules of engraved silver and the rear ferrule is finished off with a finial.  Lock mortice is inlaid in silver and engraved.  Silver engraved nosecap. Original ramrod.  

Lockplate still retains original blue finish.  All silver has been lightly clean to bright.  The stock is excellent.   This pistol was copied after a pistol,  of similar designs in the  in the Locke Collection. 

Starting Price: $5,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Copy and photos from Cowen's Auctions here.

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