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|A cased pair of English percussion rifled target pistols by Charles Moore, 77 St James's Street, London, serial no. 1821, complete with bill of sale for 1835|
Each with scratch rifled browned twist octagonal sighted barrel, signed in script, with blued standing back-sight and engraved case-hardened breech inlaid with a platinum line. Platinum plug, scroll-engraved case-hardened breech tang, signed engraved case-hardened flush-fitting lock decorated with scrolling foliage and border ornament, fitted with case-hardened hammer engraved en-suite and blued bolt safety-catch. Each with highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt with scalloped pommel in the continental taste, the latter inset with an oval silver plaque engraved with a lion mask, with blued steel set trigger.
Fitted with engraved blued steel spurred trigger-guard with pineapple finial, blued fore-end cap, vacant shield-shaped silver escutcheon and silver barrel bolt escutcheons. In original fitted rosewood case with flush-fitting carrying handle, lined in blue velvet with its accessories comprising mallet, brass three-way flask, wad cutter, nipple wrench, turnscrew, two brushes, powder measure, and two bags of percussion caps, together with the original bill of sale from Charles Moore to Mr Wood.
The bill of sale lists the price of the pistols in French Francs, at 785.70, approximately £34 at this date. The sale of the pistols in Paris might explain the Continental appearance of the butts and also the exotic casing. Charles Moore is recorded as working at Place Vendôme, circa 1835-38.
|Location of Origin: England|
|Dimensions: Case dimensions: H 7.5 x W 51 x D 23 cm / 3 x 20 x 9 inches|
|Primary Classification: Antique guns, Antique Swords for Sale : Antique Guns|
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