A Very Good Cased Pair of Flintlock Officers Pistols by Ross of Edinburgh. 13 ½” overall, 8" sighted octagonal barrels, engraved ‘Edinburgh’ on the top flat, platinum touch holes. Gold lined at false breeches, engraved tangs incorporating rear sights. Flat bolted lockplates engraved with military trophies, signed ‘Ross’. With waterproof pans, and rollers on steel springs,. Dark walnut full stocks with finely chequered butts, engraved iron trigger guards, with pineapple finials, single ramrod pipe, brass tipped ramrods. In their baize lined mahogany case, with some accessories including three way flask, cleaning rod & bullet mould
Very good quality pistols in mint unfired condition, retaining all original finish, case partly relined.
Daniel Ross, (known as Old Daniel) well known gunmaker and philanthropist, Born 1791, gunmaker at South Hanover Street, Edinburgh 1815- 1839, died 1871
Gifted the Ross Fountain to the people of Edinburgh, click here for more details