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Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg, fine, rare pair. SN 8904
Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg, fine, rare pair. SN 8904
Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg, fine, rare pair. SN 8904
Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg, fine, rare pair. SN 8904
Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg, fine, rare pair. SN 8904
Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg, fine, rare pair. SN 8904
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Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg, fine, rare pair. SN 8904

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A Very Fine and Rare Pair of Double Barrelled Flintlock Tap Action Muff Pistols by Durs Egg. 4 ½” overall, 7/8” round brass turn off barrels numbered ‘1’ & ‘2’, and ‘3’ & ‘4’, engraved at the muzzles. London proofs, slim rectangular screwless brass box lock action, musical trophies engraving on both sides. 'D.Egg ' & 'London' on right hand side. Lever for tap to left hand side, centrally mounted ring necked cock & frizzen, top jaws engraved, safety catch behind cock, folding trigger, chequered walnut slab sided butt with diamond shaped escutcheons.

Circa 1810 

A diminutive pair of pistols of the highest quality, in very good unrubbed condition.

Durs Egg Son of Leonz Egg, gunmaker, Switzerland. Born 1748, baptised Urs Christian. After a short stay in Paris, came to London and worked for John Twigg, 1772. Granted denization in 1791. Gunmaker & Sword Cutler and renowned for his fine workmanship. Became gunmaker to George IV & Duke of York. Examples of his work are preserved in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and many other public and private collections.

See 'The Egg Family, Part I and Part II’ by Claude Blair J.A.A.S., vol. VII (1973)