A Fine Cased Pair of 30-bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 320

Price: £14,750

Maker: George Wallis of Hull, serial number 453

Date: circa 1800

Each pistol with 9 inch round sighted barrel with short top flat at the breech and including maker’s gold poinçon, two gold lines at the breech, gold touch hole, finely engraved tang incorporating the rear sight, flat bevelled lock with leaf border engraving, stepped tail engraved with trophy of arms, maker’s gold stamp inlaid below the semi water proof pan, swan neck cock engraved en suite, roller on the feather spring, figured half stock with white metal fore end cap, wrist escutcheon with crest of a lion rampant and the motto; “ POLLET VIRTUS” (virtue excels), chequered grip, iron mounts including butt cap engraved with a flower head and trigger guard with pineapple finial and trophy of arms engraved on the bow, original brass tipped ramrod with capped worm; in their original mahogany case relined in green baize with accessories including powder flask, pewter oil bottle, ball mould, turn screw and pan brush, the interior of the lid with maker’s trade label, the exterior with circular brass lifting handle. London proof marks.