A Rare 22-Bore Flintlock Mail Coach Pistol
Lot 322
A Rare 22-Bore Flintlock Mail Coach Pistol
By H.W. Mortimer, London, Gun-Maker To His Majesty, No. 187, Late 18th Century
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,542) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare 22-Bore Flintlock Mail Coach Pistol
By H.W. Mortimer, London, Gun-Maker To His Majesty, No. 187, Late 18th Century
With slightly swamped brass barrel signed in full and numbered along the top flat at the breech, signed flat bevelled lock with safety-catch, figured full stock (some bruising) with rounded butt, brass mounts of regulation type comprising scrolled side-plate, pommel-cap and trigger-guard, brass ramrod-pipes, and later brass-tipped ramrod (lock with some wear and rust patination), London proof marks
23.4 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • For further information and for details of payments made to Mortimer for the supply of these pistols see Frederick Wilkinson, Those Entrusted With Arms ..., 2002, pp. 120-121, Appendix 4, pp. 254-256

    Cf. another example by H.W. Mortimer & Son (no. 158) and sold in these Rooms, see Antique Arms and Armour ..., 25 July 2007, lot 381
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