An Untouched Pair of 54-Bore Percussion Target or Duelling Pistols by Williams & Powell, 25 South Castle Street, Liverpool. With browned Damascus twist octagonal sighted barrels each singed in full on along the top flats, blued fore-sights, case hardened patent breeches each engraved with scrolling foliage with pierced platinum plugs, foliate engraved case-hardened tangs each with back-sights, signed border engraved locks, decorated with scrolling foliage, dolphin hammers en suite with the locks, figured walnut half-stocks, chequered butts, with engraved steel butt-caps and ovoid pommels, blued engraved trigger guards decorated with scrolling foliage and stylised pineapple finials, escutcheon engraved with the original owners crest, retaining a large amount of original finish: in original lined and fitted mahogany case with accessories including powder flask, loading rod, bullet mould and original replacement nipples, the exterior of the lid with circular flush-fitting escutcheon. A lovely pair of pistols.
Williams & Powell [1844-1892]
Shop in Liverpool. Made double barrel, over and under, percussion pocket pistols with folding triggers and cased percussion duelling pistols with loading equipment. Also made percussion pepperboxes and percussion revolvers, Tranter patent.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Barrel Length: 8.5 Inches (21.59 cm)
Overall Length: 13 Inches (33.02 cm)