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Pistol - H W Mortimer, London, Flintlock Conversion, circa 1790 Reg. No: ST 021873
- Percussion duelling pistol (converted from flintlock) cal. 24 bore (.575). Muzzle loading, smooth bore, octagonal twist steel barrel 10 1/2 in. (267 mm) long, U notch backsight, brass blade foresight, overall length 16 1/4 in. (413 mm).
Made by Harvey Walklate Mortimer, London, circa 1790.
- Left hand side lock & hammer with sliding safety bolt, oval steel trigger guard with spur, pineapple forward extension, adjustable set trigger. Wooden stock extends halfway along barrel & has silver cap, chequered grip, butt carved with scallop design, wooden ramrod carried in grooved rib for half length of barrel.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
|Tagged with:||pistols british|
|Themes this item is part of:||William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)|
|Primary Classification:||ARMS & ARMOUR|
|Inscriptions:||Engraved on lock "H. W. Mortimer", & on barrel "H. W. Mortimer. London... Gunmaker to His Majesty...". London proof marks.|
|Maker:||H.W. Mortimer & Son (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, circa 1790|
|Collector:||Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
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