• Antique Arms, Armour and Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 6345

    Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms

    26 September 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 233

    A 22-BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOL

    BY H.W. MORTIMER, LONDON, CIRCA 1785

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    A 22-BORE PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOL
    BY H.W. MORTIMER, LONDON, CIRCA 1785
    Converted from flintlock, with swamped octagonal barrel with silver fore-sight, signed 'H.W. MORTIMER LONDON GUN MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY' and inlaid with two gold lines at the breech, foliate engraved tang incorporating the standing rear-sight, engraved flat bevelled bolted lock signed within a cartouche, figured walnut full stock with chequered butt and pommel carved in low relief with foliage, set trigger, engraved iron mounts, and later ramrod; together with A CASED 32-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION PISTOL, CIRCA 1840, with twist sighted barrels, border and scroll engraved back-action locks, figured full stock with chequered butt, and white metal escutcheon (stirrup ramrod missing), Birmingham proof marks, in associated close-fitted oak case with some accessories
    Respectively 10¼in. (26cm.) and 9¾in. (24.8cm.) barrels (2)


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