A CASED PAIR OF SAW-HANDLED 28-BORE FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY J. PROSSER, LONDON, no visible serial numbers,
circa 1815, with 9in. octagonal barrels signed 'PROSSER, CHARING CROSS, LONDON', applied small boat-shaped fore-sights, standing notch rear-sights to the front of the engraved top-tangs, gold lines at breech, platinum lined touch-holes, flat slightly curved border engraved locks signed 'PROSSER' below the semi rainproof pans, sliding safes, engraved cocks and frizzens, roller springs, walnut full-stocks with chequered grips and slanting saw-handle spurs, flared flat pommels with engraved central iron cap-plates, semi square-backed trigger guard bows, single set triggers and horn-tipped ramrods, together with their manufacturers walnut case lined and compartmented in green baize (faded, some mothing), parchment trade label for the No.9 Charing Cross address (trading 1796-1853) and including a period leather covered three-way flask (some damage to leather), a turnscrew, scissors ball-mould and wood loading rod, the case with flush fitting hook and key closure (lock escutcheon absent) and central circular plate to lid with flush ring handle
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