Cased Pair of Charles Lancaster All Metal Percussion Pistols (AH5879)
This very unusual pair of all metal percussion 69 caliber pistols are marked on the barrels CHARLES LANCASTER 151 NEW BOND ST LONDON. The locks are marked C. LANCASTER/LONDON. One pistol is numbered 1148 and the other 1149. The barrels show strong areas of their applied damascus type finish. Both barrels have very good smooth bores. There is a platinum blowout plug on the bolsters. Both pistols feature captured ramrods. They both have a hammer safety. The locks, barrel tangs, triggerguards, and hammers have very nice decorative engraving. The finely-made stocks are made of silver (non-magnetic). The grips are punched in a checkering pattern and there is a cap compartment at the bottom of the grip. The stocks have sharp edges and a teardrop shape to the rear of the lock. They have a pleasing appearance with areas of light tarnish in protected areas. The actions function properly. Included in the case are a three compartment unmarked Dixon type flask, a brass oil can, a cleaning rod with detachable jag, and a tin of Geo. Bryson/Birmingham/Foil Lined/No. 22 percussion caps. The interior of the case is fine with intact partitions and good lining. The exterior of the English walnut case is fine. There is a blank round escutcheon on the lid. These metal English pistols are very rare and were most certainly special ordered by a high ranking person. Don't miss this pair of Lancaster percussion pistols!