A 22-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistol
Lot 327*
A 22-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistol
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,729) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 22-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistol
By H.W. Mortimer, London, Gun-Maker To His Majesty, Circa 1790
With russet slightly swamped octagonal sighted barrel signed in full along the top flat, border engraved tang decorated with foliage and incorporating the back-sight, gold-lined touch-hole, border engraved flat bevelled lock (internal working parts with surface rust) signed in script, engraved with a starburst behind the pan with a part martial trophy on the stepped tail, and with engraved safety-catch, figured full stock (some bruising, fore-end incomplete), chequered rounded butt with pommel cut with radiating lines, trigger-guard with urn and pineapple finial and decorated with a martial trophy on the bow, iron ramrod-pipes, adjustable set trigger, and wooden ramrod (incomplete, iron parts russet overall), London proof marks
25.7 cm. barrel

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  • Harvey Walklate Mortimer (1753-1819) was appointed Gunmaker to George III in 1793. He retired in 1811 and died in 1819
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