Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,000.00 USD
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD
BY MOSSMAN & COMPANY OF EDINBURGH. Cal. 47. NSN. Mossman & Co. were jewelers known to have been working in Edinburgh in 1824. This pistol probably dates from some time after that date, with the popularity and resurgance of highland dress championed by Queen Victoria & Prince Albert. Pistol has 6 1/8" rnd. bbl. w/ decorative turnings & octagonal breech section. Bbl. is scroll-engraved. The nicely shaped front spring percussion lock has a flat-faced serpentine hammer. Lock & hammer are also nicely scroll-engraved. "Mossman & Co." and "Edinburgh" are at the center of the lockplate. Grip stock of German silver has a ball trigger without guard, a ram's horn butt, and a ball-shaped pricker matching trigger. A steel belthook is affixed to the left side, and a turned steel ramrod is held by one plain pipe. Grip frame is engraved w/ near-full coverage and a large open scroll within line borders. Front portion of the stock has geometric & foliate engravings. CONDITION: good to very good. Bbl. and lock retain traces of original blue but are mostly dark brown w/ gray highlights. Grip frame is nicely toned but does show some wear & scratches, mostly on the right side. Bore is rough. Lock is operable. (01-21033/MGM). CURIO. $2,000-4,000.