A Pair of 32-Bore Rifled Percussion Officers Pistols by Charles Lancaster, No. 348. With heavy sighted octagonal barrels, signed ‘CHARLES LANCSTER 151 NEW BOND St LONDON’ fitted with rear-sights, case hardened breech blocks with single platinum lines and pierced platinum plugs, foliate engraved steel tangs, profusely engraved signed locks with sliding safety catches, half-stocked in walnut with horn fore-ends, engraved steel mounts, comprising engraved butt cap, numbered trigger guards and stylised pineapple finials, with horn tipped ramrods with worms.
The pistols come with their original numbered bullet mould. These pistols are crying out to be cased by a collector.
The pistols were made in 1833 for a R. H. Wood esq.
Charles Best Gun Barrel Maker, 10 Craven Buildings, Drury Lane, 1811-18; coach & Horse Yard, Great Titchfield Street, 1822-4; 2 Thomas Place, Hampstead Road (workshop) 26 York Street, Gloucester Place (residence) 151 New Bond Street (Shop). 1826-9 Gunmaker, 151 New Bond Street, 1829-47. Barrel maker to Joseph Manton. Died 1847.
Bore: 18 Bore
Barrel Length: 10 Inches (25.40 cm)
Overall Length: 15.5 Inches (39.37 cm)