A Pair of Silver Mounted Pistols by Dalton of Dublin

A Pair of Silver Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistols by Dalton of Dublin.
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A Pair of Silver Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistols by Dalton of Dublin. With two-stage octagonal to round barrels, stamped with Daltons mark and Dublin Castle proofs, retaining traces of original colour, grooved border engraved tangs decorated with scrolling foliage,  gold touch-holes, stepped border engraved locks, profusely decorated with scrolling foliage and signed ‘DALTON’ within a scroll surrounded by flowers, both cocks working life replacements, decorated en suite, full stocked in walnut with raised mouldings around the tang (some small repairs to the wood work - see pictures) full cast and chased silver mounts comprising pierced silver foliate side-plates, spurred pommel caps engraved with foliage, the caps with grotesque masks, vacant silver escutcheons, silver baluster ramrod pipes with horn-tipped ramrods. No silver hallmarks. 


Dalton

Edward, 46 College Street, College Green (113-83) Dawson Street (1783) Dublin. 1760-1779. Made flintlock duelling pistols. Silver mounted fowling piece hallmarked for 1774. 


Richard J. Garrett (2008) Irish Gunmakers, Published by Richard J. Garrett, Hong Kong. 


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