Pair of Scottish Flintlock Pistols, third quarter 18th century

All brass pistols by Thomas Murdoch. 7 3/8″ barrels  of 19 bore, bearing Birmingham proofs are octagonal at the breech -to round -to swamped octagonal muzzles. 12″ overall. Thomas Murdoch is credited with being the creator of the lobe butt form of Scottish pistol. This pair is  profusely engraved, including an oval escutcheon, On top of the grip with the owner’s initials (AJC) and retain their original iron ramrods and brass belt hooks. They are in a very fine state of preservation with a nice mellow color

Provenance: Dr. H.S. Sloane, Glasgow.

Price – SOLD