A Fine 24 Bore Flintlock Travelling Pistol by H.W. Mortimer London.
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11 ½” overall, 6” octagonal barrel fitted with blade fore sight, signed on breech in capital letters ‘H.W.Mortimer’, engraved with a band, wheat ear engraved over the breech, single platinum band & touch hole, engraved tang decorated with trophies of arms and incorporating the back sight, border engraved lock fitted with bolt safety catch, 'French' cock and roller signed ’H.W. Mortimer’. Figured walnut full stock, chequered butt, engraved iron mount comprising trigger guard with trophies of arms, pineapple finials & original ramrod.
Pistol in very good condition.
Harvey Walklate Mortimer Son of Harvey Walklate, apprenticed to father 1791; free of Farriers Co., 1799. Gunmaker in partnership with father and uncle as H.W. Mortimer, Son & T. Mortimer, 1800-1807; with father as H.W. Mortimer & Son, 1808-14; own business as gunmaker, 89 Fleet Street., 1814-22; 4 East Street., Hoxton, 1823-4.