A Very Fine & Rare Cased Pair of 54 bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 524

Price: £???

Maker: Durs Egg

Date: circa 1780

Each pistol with 9¾ inch rebrowned sighted octagonal slightly swamped barrel signed in script  on the top flat “D Egg London”, gold lined touch hole, the tang finely engraved with trophies and flowers, flat signed bevel edged detented lock with flower heads engraved on the tail and the cock, large flush fitting safety slide, semi rain proof pan and roller frizzen, set trigger, walnut full stock with horn fore end cap and swelling at the ramrod entry pipe, finely chequered butt in typical Egg style fitted for the detachable shoulder stock, blued iron mounts including engraved butt cap, trigger guard engraved with trophies and flowers and with an urn finial, metal ramrod with Egg chequering; contained in their original and very rare early case with leather covered exterior bordered by brass studs and with Chippendale style carrying handle, the interior retaining its early rough green baize and block printed paper lining, complete with shoulder stock and some accessories including a somewhat battered leather covered three way flask.

Provenance: Peter Finer 1995 Catalogue (number 110)