A Fine Pair of Cased Over and Under Percussion Box Lock Pistols by Riviera of London. With case hardened turn-off barrels, cut for a key, decorated with a band of foliage around the muzzles and stamped with London proofs at the breech, border engraved box-lock actions decorated with sprays of foliage and signed ‘RIVIERE’ on the left hand side, chequered dolphin hammers, with finely chequered walnut butts with swelling pommels, vacant shield shaped escutcheons, with folding triggers. Contained in their original lined case complete with all tools, the lid with Rivieres trade label. In superb condition overall, retaining all of their original finish.
Isaac 2 son of Isaac (1) born 1781, Gunmaker, 121 Oxford Street., 1809-17; 315 Oxford Street., 1818-51; 28 Piccadilly, 1822-9. Granted English Patent No. 5175 (for concealed percussion locks) in 1825. His lock was rejected by the Ordnance in 1834. He joined the H.A.C. in 1821, became a Captain in the Jäger Corps in which he served between 1833 and 1848, and died in 1851
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 80 Bore
Barrel Length: 1.75 Inches (4.45 cm)
Overall Length: 6.5 Inches (16.51 cm)