283. Fine Pair Of Percussion Pistols By J.C. Reilly Of London

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serial #176, .50 caliber, 8 3/4" smooth bore octagon barrels with lightly oxidized bores. The tops of the barrels are each marked "J.C. REILLY, HOLBORN BARS, LONDON" and each lock is engraved "J.C. REILLY". The locks and hammers show lovely flowing foliate scroll with panoplies of arms engraved on the hammers. The bolsters are equipped with platinum blow out plugs. The barrels feature double silver bands at breeches with nicely engraved tangs. The triggerguards are also engraved with stylized pineapple shaped finials and panoplies of arms on bow of triggerguard. The condition of the guns is very nice with the barrels retaining 95% original brown finish with strong twist pattern their entire lengths. The locks show lots of original color case-hardened finish which has turned dark and has a lovely appearance. The flat checkered walnut stocks have horn tipped forends and uncapped round butts and rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The edges remain very well-defined and there are scattered light handling marks present. The tops of the wrist show silver monogram plates which both remain plain. The guns each have ramrods, one is short and both may be replacements. The guns are sighted with simple stud front sights and small rear sights at rearmost portion of breech. The pistols comes cased in what looks to be their original wooden case which appears to be original but is refinished and appears to have been stained dark on the outside. The included accessories are a very nice three compartment flask, a glass oiler, ebony cleaning rod, ebony (or rosewood) handled nipple wrench, a bullet mould and a bone threaded container which currently is filled with percussion caps. Overall a very handsome set of pistols which remain in very fine condition. (17147-117) {ANTIQUE} [Terry Buffum Collection] (4000/6000) SOLD FOR $4600.00