Wonderful Cased Pair of English Flintlock Traveling Pistols by MORTIMER, LONDON
A Wonderful Antique Cased Pair of English Flintlock Traveling Pistols by MORTIMER, LONDON, circa. 1790's. Cased, circa. 1790-1840's. 4", .58 cal. round steel barrels with the top portion flattened and engraved "MORTIMER, LONDON". Very fine decoratively engraved barrel tangs. The steel locks have fine decorative engraving, sliding safety's, high quality roller frizzens, and engraved "MORTIMER". Engraved steel furniture including trigger guards with pineapple finials. Both stocks are solid with fine micro checkering, rectangular silver wrist escutcheon engraved with "L", and both have light scratches and dings from years of handling. Both pistols are in their original flintlock configuration and are in good mechanical working order. A beautiful pair of pistols !
Each pistol measures: 8.75" overall.
Accessories include: a wonderful red leather covered 3-way powder flask, bullet mold, tow, patches, lead balls, extra flints, turn screw, ram rod/cleaning rod with worm, and wads.
High Quality Period English box with inset carrying handle in lid Measures: 12.25" X 8" X 2.75" with correct English green baize lining (most likely restored interior). Key for front lock is missing.
TRADE LABEL: "H: W: MORTIMER, Gun Maker, To His MAJESTY; 89 FLEET STREET LONDON. Wholesale, Retail, & for Exportation." (circa. 1790)
The Gun Maker: The Mortimer family of gun makers date back to the mid 18th century. H. W. Mortimer (Henry William Mortimer).