Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,212

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $933,431