A very fine and sleepy pair of duelling pistols in original case made around 1820 by J Gardner of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Gardner worked between 1797 and 1837 in premises of Brigg Market and then Collingwood Street.
This fine pair of pistols and loading tools in original untouched mahogany case. The pistols of 14.25 inches overall with 9 inch Damascus, octagonal sighted barrels of .65 bore. The barrels also engraved Newcastle with two gold breach bands and platinum lined vents. The half stocks of fine figured walnut with chequered grips and steel mounts. The actions are signed Gardner with full rain proof pans, roller frizzens and slide safety slides. Accessories include a very good loading and cleaning rod, three way powder flask, turn screw and ball mould. Very minor working damage to the interior of the case and an age split to the lid, the pistols are in superb order with original flask etc.