Fine Cased Pair of Flintlock Saw-handled Dueling Pistols by Thomas Mortimer, London, ca. 1810


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Featuring 9 1/4″ octagonal 15 mm smoothbore Damascus barrels marked “London” inscript
on the top flat with silver band and engraved “T./Mortimer” in script on the breech; silver
lined vent hole. Finely engraved barrel tang with rear notch sight; front blade sight. Locks
with sliding safety, raised flat lockplates with decorative border engraved “T. Mortimer” in
script; engraved serpentine cocks. Walnut saw-handled half stocks with checkered grips;
silver fore end and barrel pin escutcheons. One example marked “XX” by hand on top of
stock behind the barrel tang, the other marked “XXX”. Steel mounts including finely
engraved spur trigger, belt hooks with engraved tangs, ramrod thimbles, and engraved flat
butt cap. Original wood ramrods with gilt tips and steel worms on the other end. Original
green baize-lined mahogany case with powder flask, two accessory compartments with
lids, and original Thomas Mortimer trade label; brass lock (key missing), latch hooks, and
vacant round lid escutcheon. Overall length 14 3/4″. Case 18 3/8″ x 8 3/8″ x 2 3/4″. All
original and in very good plus condition, showing only minor handling wear. One brass
case latch an expert replacement. Thomas Mortimer, 44 Ludgate Hill, London 1755-1824,
worked with his brother Harvey Walklate Mortimer from 1800 to 1806, Gunmaker to His
Majesty, The Honorable East India Company, and The United States of America. Hard to
find a better example at any price.