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The 74-bore example (top) engraved J.R. Cooper’s Patent with Birmingham proofs and walnut grips, suffered some pitting and scuffing but was a Grade 3 weapon and made £1600.

The 60-bore pistol with chequered walnut grip (lower), signed W.J. Rigby Dublin, was also Grade 3 with some surface staining. It came complete with its original receipt when it sold to one J. Dogherty for nine guineas. At Birmingham it made £1450.