Lot 565: MORTIMER, LONDON AN EARLY CASED PAIR OF 36-BORE PERCUSSION OFFICERS HOLSTER-PISTOLS, no visible serial numbers,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
AN EARLY CASED PAIR OF 36-BORE PERCUSSION OFFICERS HOLSTER-PISTOLS, no visible serial numbers,
in the duelling style circa 1835, with browned octagonal 8in. barrels, the top-flats signed ''MORTIMER, LONDON'', bead fore-sights, standing notch rear-sights, coloured and engraved breech-blocks with inset nipples, border engraved flat bar-action locks of flintlock form signed ''MORTIMER'' and with further scroll engraved detail, blued slab-sided and engraved hammers, walnut full-stocks with chequered bag-shaped butts and clip cornered rectangular escutcheons to the wrists blued and engraved trigger-guard bows with pineapple finials, brass tipped mahogany ramrods; TOGETHER WITH a period mahogany storage case compartmented and professionally re-lined in green baize and containing an earlier three-way flask by Hawksley, an original scissors ball mould and a number of quality reproduction accessories including a cleaning or loading rod, turnscrew, nipple-key etc.