Set into a burled walnut case lined with red velvet, this pair of percussion cap gentleman’s pocket pistols are special diminutive firearms. Their mint condition is quite desirable, and the fine quality of their make and accessories increases the weapons’ presentation. Foremost, the attractive scroll incising of the floral motif through the metal catches the eye. The hammer once cocked drops the trigger from the body to fire the single round. The metal engraved butt cap has a compartment for a back-up ball to be reloaded.
The case comes with tools of threaded elephant ivory and hard rosewood, including a powder horn, a cap compartment and the screwdriver, the metal of which matches the sturdy bullet model. Interesting fact that the barrel of each gun is externally rifled with a circular blueing, while the interior has eight rifled channels slotted down the length. The grips are incised carved of an extremely tight grained hardwood and extremely crisp in this work, quite rare for such early guns. The polished burl and inlaid brass of the case’s exterior complete the perfectly matched set.
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