A Very Fine and mint Pair Of 32-Bore Percussion of Duelling Pistols By T. J. Mortimer

Stock Code: 8621

A Very Fine and mint Pair Of 32-Bore Percussion of Duelling Pistols By T. J. Mortimer, Maker to His Majesty, St. James's St., London 151/2” overall,10” heavy richly browned twist octagonal sighted barrels signed in full in gothic script within scrolls along the top flat and each with bright bore, case-hardened breeches engraved with scrolling foliage and each with foliate engraved platinum line and platinum plug engraved with a flower-head, border engraved case-hardened tangs each with back-sight, signed case-hardened border engraved detented locks decorated with scrolling foliage, dolphin hammers and safety-catches en suite, the internal working parts retaining their burnished finish, highly figured half-stocks both stamped '441' to the left of the trigger-plate, chequered rounded butts, border engraved blued steel trigger-guards each decorated with foliate scrollwork, blued trigger-plates with pineapple finial en suite, silver fore-end caps, vacant silver escutcheons and barrel-bolt escutcheons, original brass-mounted ramrods, in original lined and fitted mahogany case with accessories including James Dixon & Sons powder-flask retaining nearly all its original lacquered finish, and steel bullet mould, the exterior of the lid with circular flush-fitting folding brass carrying handle centred on a circular vacant brass escutcheon.

No. 4799,   Circa 1830.

These pistols appear to be unfired and retaining virtually all their original finish. The maker is Thomas Jackson Mortimer who 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.

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