Published: April 6, 2021
MANCHESTER, N.H. – A cased pair of percussion belt pistols by the Dublin firm William & John Rigby sold for $36,425 in Amoskeag Auction Company Inc’s March 27-28 sale, surpassing their high estimate by four times. The .48 caliber pistols featured 8½ inch octagon barrels in a damascus finish. Two old notes accompanied the case, one reading “Presented to William Kinsey by / Lord Norbury who was murdered at Durrow Abbey 3rd Jany 1839.”
Lord Norbury was the son of a well-known judge. He was reportedly murdered in response to an agrarian dispute on his estate. Watch for a full review in a future issue.
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