A FINE CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY H.W.MORTIMER & SON

Stock Code: 8622

 A FINE CASED PAIR OF 40 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOLS BY H.W.MORTIMER & SON, GUNMAKERS TO HIS MAJESTY, LONDON . 81/2” overall, 4” octagonal barrels fitted with brass blade fore-sights, signed in capital letters and engraved with a band over the breeches, stamped with the serial number, barrelsmith's stamps and proof marks beneath, engraved tangs decorated with trophies-of-arms and incorporating the back-sights, signed border-engraved locks fitted with bolt safety-catches, 'French' cocks and rollers, figured walnut full stocks faintly numbered in ink inside, pineapple chequered butts with a delicate flowerhead pattern over the pommels, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guards with the address '89 Fleet St' on an oval carried by trophies-of-arms and with pineapple finials, and original ramrods with iron worms enclosed within brass tips.

In original fitted mahonany case lined in green baize with flush-fitting brass carrying handle and trade label for 89 Fleet Street inside complete with accessories including original leather-covered three-way flask, turn-screw and bullet mould. NO. 1303,

CIRCA 1810.

 Pistols in very good condition, case lid and lip crackedand some light moth damage

Provenance Ray Petry, Pennsylvania, 1978 and Lee Munson Collection

Harvey Walklate Mortimer Son of Harvey Walklate, apprenticed to father, 1791; free of Farriers Co., 1799. Gunmaker in partnership with father and uncle as H.W. Mortimer, Son & T. Mortimer, 1800-1807; with father as H.W. Mortimer & Son, 1808-14; own business as gunmaker, 89 Fleet Street., 1814-22; 4 East Street., Hoxton, 1823-4. The trade label was drawn by Thomas Stothard and engraved by Samuel John Neel of 352 Strand.

Delivery cost: UK free DPD next day delivery. USA if total purchases exceed £3,000 delivery is to your nearest airport is free. If less than £3,000 delivery will be £250, Rest of the world delivery is to your nearest airport if total purchases exceed £3000 it is free. If less than £3,000 delivery is £250 . All prices are per shipment so one charge will cover multiple purchases made at the same time.

Price: £6,995.00

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