A Fine Pair of 32-bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 36

Price: £20,000On Hold

Maker: H. W. Mortimer

Date: circa 1795

Each pistol with 10 inch rebrowned octagonal slightly swamped sighted barrel engraved on the top flat H W MORTIMER ? LONDON ? GUNMAKER to his MAJESTY with gold lined touch hole, finely engraved tang incorporating the rear sight, flat bevel edged detented lock with stepped tail engraved with foliage and signed in a banner with swan neck cock safety bolt and roller frizzen, figured walnut full stock with crisply chequered butt and butt cap carved with foliage, blued iron furniture including trigger guard bow engraved with trophies and trigger plate finial depicting a bird of prey atop an urn, set trigger, original ramrods, one with worm and powder measure; in their original oak case lined in green baize with accessories including a fine horn powder flask, ball mould, turn screw and cleaning rod, the interior of the lid with maker’s trade label for 1790-1800, the exterior with Chippendale style carrying handle.