A Rare Brace Of 25-Bore Flintlock Pistols For The 1st Regiment Of Horse, Later The Royal Horseguards (The Blues)
Lot 267
A Rare Brace Of 25-Bore Flintlock Pistols For The 1st Regiment Of Horse, Later The Royal Horseguards (The Blues)
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,880) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Brace Of 25-Bore Flintlock Pistols For The 1st Regiment Of Horse, Later The Royal Horseguards (The Blues)
By L. Furlong Of London, Early 19th Century
With plain barrels (probably slightly shortened) and tangs, the latter grooved for sighting, signed border engraved rounded locks, figured full stocks (one repaired above the tail of the lock) each carved with a shell behind the barrel tang, regulation brass mounts comprising shaped bevelled side-plates, spurred pommels each with grotesque mask cap, trigger-guards, shaped vacant escutcheons, turned ramrod-pipes, and later brass-tipped ramrods, King's proof marks, one set of proof marks double stamped and with barrelsmith's mark 'IC', a star above (2)
23 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Luke Furlong is recorded as Armourer to the Shadwell Police Office between 1803 and 1813. He is recorded as Master Armourer for Ordnance, Mauritius, Indian Ocean from 1814 until his death in 1821
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