A Very Fine Cased Irish Over and Under Percussion Pistol by Trulock. 10” overall, 4” etched twist octagonal sighted barrels each rifled with fifteen grooves, the top barrel engraved with the address within an unetched panel, foliate engraved case-hardened breech-block with pierced platinum plugs, signed ‘Trulock & Son’, border engraved case hardened back-action locks each decorated with foliate scrollwork and with blued safety-catch, dolphin hammers decorated en suite. Chequered figured rounded butt, blued border engraved steel mounts decorated with foliate scrollwork and comprising shaped butt cap and trigger guard. In its lined and fitted oak case with some accessories including brass-mounted Sykes powder-flask, the exterior of the lid with circular vacant brass escutcheon.
Of extremely high quality and in very good condition, retaining much of its original finish.
Ex W. Keith Neal Collection.
Christie's London, Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection, 25 October 2001