Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 600.00 USD
Estimated at 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD
PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. The 4" twist steel octagon barrel is engraved "H.W. MORTIMER LONDON" on top flat. Breech, without blowout has platinum band at rear and some scroll engraving. Scroll engraved breech iron has integral "V" notch rear sight. Front spring percussion lock with flat faced serpentine hammer is also engraved with well cut scroll. Lock is fitted with back sliding safety which engages at half cock. Maker's name is engraved on front portion of lockplate. European walnut stock with flat checkered bag grip extends to muzzle and attaches to barrel with single captive side bolt through oval silver escutcheons. Scroll engraved trigger guard has stylized pineapple finial. A rectangular silver crestplate at top of grip is engraved with the initials "THS". Rosewood ramrod with brass tip and tail mounts through single slotted iron thimble. CONDITION: good. Metal parts cleaned to pewter gray over scattered light frosted surfaces. Stock retains most of its original finish with many minor marks. Bore is bright with some light rusting toward muzzle. Mechanically fine. Harvey Walklate Mortimer was a very highly regarded London gunmaker working between 1780-1819. This pistol was probably made by his son, also H.W., who worked until 1823. (01-21857/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.