A CASED PAIR OF 80-BORE FLINTLOCK MUFF PISTOLS BY H.W. MORTIMER, LONDON,
circa 1815, with round tapering smoothbore 1 3/8in. turn-off barrels, London proofs, squared border and florally engraved actions with rounded breeches, the action bodies signed 'H.W. MORTIMER, LONDON' within an oval on the left and 'GUN MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY' on the right, central cocks with sliding safes, semi rainproof pans, flush concealed automatic triggers and slab-sided walnut butts (iron surfaces cleaned) and complete in their manufacturer's walnut case with rounded brass-bound corners, the interior compartmented and lined in green baize, trade label for the '89 Fleet-Street' address (operating 1814-1822) and including a period powder flask, scissors ball mould and barrel key, lock and hook closure (key absent)
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