A Very Fine Pair of Cased Flintlock Duelling Pistols by T.J. Mortimer

Stock Code: 8584

. A Very Fine Pair of Cased Flintlock Duelling Pistols by T.J. Mortimer. 16” overall, 10” carbine bore twist octagonal barrels each engraved 'Maker to his Majesty, London' in scrolled gothic script between foliage along the top flats at the breech, copper fore-sights, case hardened breeches each engraved with martial trophies between engraved platinum lines on the top flats, platinum-lined touch-holes, case hardened foliate engraved tangs each with back sight, case hardened border engraved flat bevelled detented locks each signed in part gothic script and decorated with foliage involving a martial trophy at the stepped rounded tail, engraved safety-catches, rainproof pans, and blued steel-springs each with roller, cocks decorated en suite including the top jaws. Highly figured half-stocks each with chequered rounded butt and silver fore-end cap, blued steel trigger-guards each decorated en suite with the locks on the bow and with foliate engraved pineapple shaped finial, turned blued ramrod pipes, adjustable set triggers, vacant silver escutcheons and barrel bolt escutcheons, original brass mounted ramrods. In their original brass mounted mahogany case fitted and lined in navy blue velvet with two spare mainsprings and accessories including brass mounted three way powder flask covered in red leather, steel bullet mould and brass tipped loading rod with worm, 2 spare main springs, oil bottle, wad cutter and main spring clamp. The interior of the lid with large illustrated trade label, the exterior with circular flush fitting brass carrying handle centred on a circular vacant brass escutcheon, London proof marks T.J. Mortimer, St. James's St., Maker to His Majesty, London, No. 1204,

Circa 1825.

 Very good condition, old rebrown to barrels, original case-hardening to locks and one trigger guard, the other trigger guard slightly more worn. Actions very crisp. Case and accessories in very good condition, case lacking a turn screw.

Thomas Jackson Mortimer was apprenticed to his father, Thomas Elsworth, in 1795. He joined his father as T. Mortimer & Son at 44 Ludgate Hill, London between 1807 and 1824. He was in business on his own account at 21 St. James's Street, London between 1818 and 1821; 38 St. James's Street between 1822 and 1824; and 34 St. James's Street between 1824 and the year of his death in 1833. Following his death his widow Elizabeth continued to reside at the same address until 1838 For the label see H. Lee Munson, The Mortimer Gunmakers 1753-1923, 1992, pp. 278-279, pl. 459

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