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A fine quality .60” percussion target pistol by HW Mortimer of London converted from flintlock circa 1840.

£2250

 

A fine quality .60” percussion target pistol by HW Mortimer of London converted from flintlock circa 1840. Best quality target lock signed HW MORTIMER & Co. with set target trigger and half cock safety to the rear of the scroll engraved hammer. Well figured finely chequered walnut stock with carved butt and white metal nose cap. Steel furniture including rammer pipe and trigger guard with spur to the underside, the guard engraved with a stand of arms motif with finely engraved pineapple finial. Heavy octagonal Damascus twist smooth bore barrel is engraved to the top flat H W MORTIMER & Co. LONDON. GUN MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY. Fine quality percussion conversion with break off breech, the barrel tang engraved with a stand of arms scene with standing rear sight. Brass mounted wooden rammer with screw worm to the rear. Made by HW Mortimer the son of the famous London maker Harvey Walklate Mortimer who was in business first with his illustrious father and uncle and later after their deaths in his own right this fine pistol would have been made as a flintlock pistol around 1810. Subsequently converted to the ‘modern’ percussion system around 1840 by the then owner to produce a fine quality target arm using the most up to date ignition system then available, retaining all of the beat quality features of this London pistol including the set trigger and break off breech. In very good condition with very good smooth bore and mechanics, very nice finely chequered stock and nice browned Damascus steel twist barrel. A top quality target pistol of the Georgian age brought up to date during Victorias reign it has the finish and balance to be expected of a London pistol by a top maker.

Kings Shilling Antiques,
Fultons Building, 
Bisley Camp, 
Brookwood, 
WOKING, 
Surrey         GU24 0NZ

Telephone 07710 427138

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