A Pair of 50 Bore Flintlock Tap-Action Pistols by H.W. Mortimer, Gun Maker to His Majesty, circa 1785-90. With brass turn-off barrels numbered, ‘1’ ‘2’ ‘3’ and ‘4’, the breeched numbered correspondingly, brass box-lock actions finely engraved with trophies of arms and rococo foliage, signed on a pair of scrolls on the left and inscribed ‘Gunmaker to his Majesty’ on the right, and tap-levers on the left, fitted with sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also locking the steels and folding triggers, and flat sided walnut butts.
Barrel Length: 2.5 Inches (6.35 cm)
Overall Length: 7 Inches (17.78 cm)