Pair of Scottish Flintlock Pistols - 3rd quarter 18th century
All brass pistols by Thomas Murdoch. 7 3/8" barrels of 19 bore, bearing Birmingham proofs are octagonal at the breech -to round -to swamped octagonal muzzles, 12" overall. Thomas Murdoch is credited with being the creator of the lobe butt form of Scottish pistol. This pair is profusely engraved, including an oval escutcheon, On top of the grip with the owner's initials (AJC) and retain their original iron ramrods and brass belt hooks.
They are in a very fine state of preservation with a nice mellow color.
Provenance: Dr. H.S. Sloane, Glasgow
Price: $ 22,500-