A CASED PAIR OF 28-BORE FLINTLOCK BOXLOCK HOLSTER-PISTOLS BY THOMAS, LONDON, no visible serial numbers,
circa 1795, with round slightly tapering 5in. turn-off barrels, engraved band at the joint, London proofs, squared borderline and florally engraved actions signed 'THOMAS' in script on the left hand side, central borderline engraved ring-necked cocks and frizzens, sliding top-tang safes, walnut slab-sided butts with oval white metal escutcheons engraved with a letter 'S' and guarded triggers, in a late Georgian brass-banded walnut instrument case relined and re-compartmented in green baize for these pistols with further compartments for accessories, the lid escutcheon engraved 'T.G. HICKEY, R.N.'
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