A Fine Cased Pair of 32 Bore Percussion Duelling/Target Pistols by Forsyth & Co, London Nos. 4227 and 4228. With heavy swamped browned twist octagonal sighted barrels signed on the top flat, case-hardened patent breeches each with pierced platinum plug and two platinum lines, shaped finely engraved case-hardened tangs, signed serial numbered detented back-action locks finely engraved with scrollwork and each with blued safety-catch, chequered figured walnut butts, scroll engraved blued spur trigger-guards, silver escutcheons, flat oval pommels each inlaid with a silver plaque engraved with radiating lines, and much original finish: in original lined and fitted mahogany case with accessories, the lid with trade label for circa 1827-52, London proof marks
FORSYTH & CO.
A.J. Forsyth, J. Brougham & C.B. Uther (C.B. Other only from 1819), Patent Gun Manufacturers, 10 Piccadilly, 1809-16; 8 Leicester St, Leicester Square (pop. Sidneys Alley) 1816-52. Exhibited patent locks and safety gun, Great Exhibition, 1851.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 32 Bore
Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.86 cm)
Overall Length: 14 Inches (35.56 cm)