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    Matched English Pair of Smoothbore Horse Percussion Pistols by H.W. Mortimer. .56 caliber, 8 1/4-inch faux damascus octagonal barrels with steel under-ribs. Brass-banded, case-hardened breechblocks. Scroll-engraved upper tangs with dentate borders and open sights. Dolphin hammers with scroll-engraved sideplates marked: H.W. Mortimer. Sliding safeties. Vacant oval silver wrist escutcheons. Varnished checkered walnut stocks with silver fore-end caps, oval wedge escutcheons and engraved steel furniture. Steel pommel caps with engraved floral motifs. Engraved screws. Hardwood ramrods with brass tips. Contained in an associated green wool-lined partitioned English walnut case with brass lid escutcheon and lock [missing key escutcheon and key] together with ebony cleaning rod; tapered brass ball and powder flask with patch compartment and threaded lid; ebony -handled nipple wrench; single cavity bullet mold; generic brass cap tin and lead ball supply. Case partitions have been cut to accommodate hammers on guns. Condition: Pistols: Both are goo to very good as refinished. Barrel addresses are worn away under refinish. Wood showing wear and minor marks. Actions good. Accoutrements: All are good to excellent with age wear, dents and patina.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    9th Sunday
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