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Early Militaria Collections / Cased Pair of English Percussion Pocket Pistols

Lot 41
ANTIQUE
Cased Pair of English Percussion Pocket Pistols
Thomas Conway, Manchester, England, second quarter of the 19th century
28 September 2022, 10:00 EDT
Skinner Marlborough

US$1,000 - US$1,500

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Cased Pair of English Percussion Pocket Pistols
Thomas Conway, Manchester, England, second quarter of the 19th century

3 in., .45 caliber case hardened round turn off octagonal barrels with silver bead front sights, decorative muzzle engraving and engraved "CONWAY MANCHESTER" on the top of the barrel; case hardened and scrolling foliate engraved box locks and hammer with blued hidden triggers and sliding bolt safeties, the underside marked with post-1813 Birmingham proof marks; walnut grips with silver shield shaped thumb pieces and fine checkering, overall lg. 7 3/4 in.,; housed in a mahogany case with brass plate on the lid engraved "HyW" opening to a green baize-lined compartmented interior with a wood and brass loading tool/cleaning rod, silvered brass flask, oil can, box of Lord Walker's Foil Lined percussion caps, a ball mold marked ".54, and a lidded compartment with a case hardened barrel wrench.
Case wd. 11 in.

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