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A RARE NINE-SHOT FLINTLOCK REPEATING MAGAZINE PISTOL ON THE LORENZONI PRINCIPLE, BY H.W. MORTIMER & CO., LONDON, GUN MAKERS TO HIS MAJESTY
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A RARE NINE-SHOT FLINTLOCK REPEATING MAGAZINE PISTOL ON THE LORENZONI PRINCIPLE, BY H.W. MORTIMER & CO., LONDON, GUN MAKERS TO HIS MAJESTY

CIRCA 1799-1806

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A RARE NINE-SHOT FLINTLOCK REPEATING MAGAZINE PISTOL ON THE LORENZONI PRINCIPLE, BY H.W. MORTIMER & CO., LONDON, GUN MAKERS TO HIS MAJESTY
Circa 1799-1806
With heavy browned twist octagonal sighted turn-off barrel signed in full (rubbed), blued bevelled back-action lock signed in full on an engraved ribband scrolled about a lion, the action blued and finely engraved throughout, including flowers, swags and a series of elaborate trophies-of-arms, chequered walnut butt with spirally fluted pommel, and the trigger-guard engraved with a further martial trophy (the steel parts recoloured, the barrel and trigger-guard with light pitting).
16¾in (42.6cm)
Provenance
Frank E. Bivens, Jr.
Literature
F.Theodore Dexter, Half Century Scrapbook of Vari-type Firearms, 1960, p.102, pl.46, No.212
A wide range of variations exist within Mortimer's production of repeating magazine pistols.
For an account of the types see H. Lee Munson, The Mortimer Gunmakers 1753-1923 pp.225-238
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
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