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Lot 304
A Pair Of Irish 20-Bore Percussion Travelling Pistols
By Calderwood, Probably James, Dublin, Mid-19th Century

Sold for £ 1,320 (US$ 1,631) inc. premium
A Pair Of Irish 20-Bore Percussion Travelling Pistols
By Calderwood, Probably James, Dublin, Mid-19th Century
With twist octagonal sighted barrels each engraved 'Dublin' along the top flat and stamped with Tipperary, South Riding registration mark 'ST-985' beneath, breeches (one nipple broken) each engraved with a starburst on top, foliate engraved tangs each incorporating a back-sight, signed border engraved rounded back-action locks decorated with scrolling foliage and each with safety-catch behind the hammer, figured full stocks with flattened chequered butts (one split), border engraved iron mounts comprising butt-caps each decorated with a flower-head centred on the retaining screw, trigger-guards each with pineapple finial, engraved with foliage on the bow and retaining some original blueing on the inside, silver escutcheons engraved with owner's crest and initials, and stirrup ramrods (minor rust patination) (2)
8.8 cm. barrels
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