A Very Good Cased Pair of 24 bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 294

Price: £15,750

Maker: H W Mortimer

Date: circa 1795

Each pistol with 9¾ inch browned octagonal sighted barrels engraved “H.W. MORTIMER LONDON GUNMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY” on the top flat, engraved tang incorporating the rear sight, signed flat bevelled lock with engraved stepped tail and safety slide, figured walnut full stock with chequered butt and typical Mortimer carved butt cap, trigger guard engraved with a trophy of arms on the bow and an urn finial, set trigger, original ramrods, one with a steel powder measure, the other horn tipped; in their original and green baize lined mahogany case with accessories including the original powder flask with pull off top, ball mould, turn screw and two piece cleaning rod, the interior of the lid with maker’s trade label for 1790-1800, the exterior with circular carrying handle. London proof marks.