Percussion Cap Pistols by Purdey of London

  • This set of .40-caliber percussion cap pistols was crafted British gunsmiths J. Purdey & Sons
  • The pistols feature finely checkered walnut stocks, etched octagon barrels and engraved frames
  • The set is positioned in the original, velvet-lined rosewood case with accompanying accessories
  • Established in London in 1814, Purdey of London is considered one of the finest gunsmiths in Britain
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Item No. 31-6161

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This striking set of .40-caliber percussion cap pistols from British gunsmiths J. Purdey & Sons features finely checkered walnut stocks, etched octagon barrels and engraved frames and hammers. The muzzles are rifled with eight grooves and German silver forms the butts and frame.

Established in London in 1814, Purdey of London is considered one of the finest gunsmiths in Great Britain, if not the world. The company was granted its first Royal Warrant in 1868 by The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, an honor that has been bestowed on the Managing Director of James Purdey & Sons Ltd by each succeeding Monarch.

Positioned in their original, velvet-lined rosewood case with their accompanying accessories, these pistols are of exceptional quality and condition. Accoutrements includes a powder flask, bullet mold with worm and nipple wrench, nipple wrench with pick, oil can and a cap tin marked "Eley Bros, London."

Circa 1850

Case: 9 1/4" high x 13 3/4" wide x 3" deep
Percussion Cap Pistols by Purdey of London
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Arms and Armor
Depth: 3.0 Inches
Width: 13.75 Inches
Height: 9.25 Inches
Percussion Cap Pistols by Purdey of London
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