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Pair of Pistols

Item noA2527

Fine cased set of westley Richards percussion dueling pistols. 13 1/2 inches overall with 8 1/2” inches full octagonal 54 caliber smooth bore barrels inscribed on the top flaps Westley Richards the finely scroll-engraved flat lockplates with sliding half-cock safeties inscribed Westley Richard in elaborate scroll. The walnut half stockscoarsely checkered at the wrists with oval silver escutcheon plates and finely scroll engraved iron trigger guards with pineapple finials, the forends with silver oval barrel keyplates and black horn forend tips, the blue steel tailpipes lightly engraved. Mahogany case 17 x 8 x 2”. Has original label and few more pistol implements.
English, Circa 1830
Length: 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm)