The PARR pistol from Holts Sealed Bid sale was labelled as a 25 bore duelling pistol – used in the broad sense I guess it might have been but I think the description is overworked! Anyway, the hammer price was £320 so by the time I had paid the dreaded buyer’s premium (30%!) and postage it was around £440, which doesn’t leave much of a margin for work, but its a useful exercise and I wanted a start-to-finish job to document as most jobs get some way along before I remember to photograph them. Here is the original set of photos with some annotations ( I apologise for the photo quality – I didn’t use my decent camera) ;-
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