A Fine Cased Pair Of English14 Bore Percussion Officer’s Pistols By Westley Richards, 1820

Browned twist octagonal barrels signed ‘Westley Richards 170 New Bond St. London’ on the top flats, fitted with brass bead foresights, struck with Birmingham proof marks and serial numbers ‘155′ beneath, scroll-engraved platinum banded case-hardened numbered breeches and pierced platinum plugs, scroll-engraved case-hardened breech tangs with grooved back-sights, border and foliate scroll-engraved flush-fitting signed case-hardened locks fitted with engraved bolt safety-catches, engraved case-hardened hammers en suite, highly figured varnished walnut full stocks with checkered grips, border and foliate scroll-engraved blued trigger-guards engraved with the serial number ‘155′ on the straps, blued triggers and case-hardened trigger-plates, vacant rectangular silver escutcheons, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, blued barrel bolts, blued ramrod pipes and stirrups with the number ‘155′ swivel ramrods, each pistol appears to be unfired, in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, with light wear, the lid fitted with flush-fitting rectangular escutcheon incorporating carrying handle, the interior with Westley Richards trade label (some staining), and inscribed ‘May 1820’ in ink, complete with some accessories comprising, copper flask by  Dixon & Sons with minor dent and much original lacquer finish, steel bullet mold stamped ‘No. 13′ and ‘WD’ for William Davis, cap-tin with ‘Joyce’ label, turnscrew (perhaps original), and ebony cleaning and loading rod.

Condition: Flaking to blueing on trigger guards, straps and ramrod pipes, small abrasion on both sides of stock at tip of fore-end on one pistol and on the back side on the other. Bores are bright and exhibit no signs of ever being fired.

Barrels – 9” – 22,86 cm.

O.A. – 14 1/2” – 36.83 cm.

Price – $12,000