A Superb Cased Pair of Percussion Pistols by Calvert of Leeds. With browned Christoph Kuchenreiter barrels inlaid with silver, gold fore-sigh and gold barrel smiths stamp, blued scroll engraved breeches, foliate engraved tangs fitted with raised rear-sights, profusely engraved back-action locks signed â€˜Calvertâ€™ cocks decorated en-suite, full-stocked in walnut cut with deep chequering at the grips, blued engraved furniture comprising trigger guards with pineapple finials, profusely engraved butt cap, blued ramrod pipes, brass tipped ramrods with concealed worms: in a pistol box converted to display the pistols.
Calvert T. W. [1810-1850]
Shop at Leeds, Yorkshire. Made box lock flintlock pocket and coach pistols. Later cased pairs of percussion duelling pistols with loading equipment and single action percussion revolvers.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.