A Cased Pair of Crisp Flintlock Officers Pistols by Ross of Edinburgh. With sighted browned barrels engraved ‘EDINBURGH’ in Gothic scrip along the top flats, case hardened breech plugs with gold touch holes, foliate engraved tangs incorporating rear-sights, border engraved locks, cocks and frizen, signed ‘ROSS’ in Gothic script and decorated with foliage, fitted with sliding safety catches, set triggers (I have not seen set triggers on officers pistols before) full-stocked in walnut with black horn fore-end caps, chequered at the grips, vacant silver escutcheons, with engraved steel mounts comprising trigger guards decorated with stands of arms on the bows with pineapple finials and turned ramrod pipes, fitted with captive ramrods, retaining most original finish throughout: in a lined and fitted pistol box with accessories including loading rod, bullet mould and flask etc. The exterior of the lid with flush fitting carrying handle.
Daniel Ross, (known as Old Daniel) well known gunmaker and philanthropist, Born 1791, gunmaker at South Hanover Street, Edinburgh 1815- 1839, died 1871
Bore: 18 Bore
Barrel Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)
Overall Length: 12.5 Inches (31.75 cm)