A Fine Cased Pair of Purdy Style Percussion Rifled Target Pistols by Alex Henry of Edinburgh. 16 ¼” overall, 9 ½” octagonal, 44 bore barrels, windage adjustable fore and rear sights, engraved scroll at breeches and ‘Alex Henry Edinburgh’ on top flat, Birmingham proofs. Scroll engraved tangs, flat scroll engraved lock plates signed 'Alex Henry’, scroll engraved hammers, rearward sliding safety. Chequered walnut grips, half stocks, engraved steel furniture, scroll engraved trigger guards with pineapple finials, set triggers. Flat steel butts with butt traps. With brass tipped ramrods. In later Fumed Oak campaign style case with brass mounts, with accessories including three way flask, bullet mould, cleaning rod, mallet head and handle, turn screw and Joyce cap tin. Circa 1850
In good condition, barrels with an old refinish, very good rifling
Alex Henry was a specialist rifle maker and made very few pistols.