Object Title

Cased pair of percussion pocket pistols - by Charles Lancaster

Cased pair of percussion pocket pistols - by Charles Lancaster

Date

1850

Object Number

XII.11820

Provenance

Purchased from Bonhams, London, on 28th November 2012.(auction 19796, Antique Arms and Armour, lot 414) auction, From a Swedish collector, sold Probus auktioner house, Stockholm 2011. .

Physical Description

With bright octagonal sighted turn-off barrels engraved around the muzzle and signed over the three top flats, folicate scroll engraved octagonal breeches, actions, each with a rear sight, rounded dolphin hammers (one hammer spur replaced, one nose repaired) and ovoidal butt-caps each with hinged circular cover, folding triggers, finely chequered figured rounded butts, and vacant silver escutcheons: in their original highly unused contoured wooden case of the type used for jewellery, covered in dark blue leather, lined in navy blue velvet and fitted for the pistols and thier accessories, the latter comprising white-metal mounted three-way powder-flask covered in red-leather, the basal compartment with pivoting cover stamped 'No.40', barrel-wrench incorporating a nipple-key, and a small quantity of lead balls, London proof marks.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none

Calibre

50 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

London proof marks. Steel bullet mould stamped 'No. 40'

Associations

Places Britain