butts inlaid with triangles and bands of silver, button triggers of silver engraved with a rose, belt hooks with pierced finials on reverse side of pistols, elongated ramrod pipes
and original steel ramrods with discoidal finials.
John Murdoch was the last of the successful Scottish gunmakers. Another of his pistols of this type is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (acc. no. 19.53.52).
Very fine overall condition, exhibiting very little sign of use.
Provenance/Literature: Early Firearms of Great Britain and Ireland From The Collection of Clay P. Bedford (Item No. 46)