~ Cased Pair Of Single Shot Percussion Pistols By Berry ~
This is an excellent pair of percussion pistols complete and accessories, a powder flask, rifle patches in original tin, percussion caps in original tin, bullet pliers and two led bowls.
The case is made of mahogany lined with red velvet and reverse of its lid bears the original manufacturer’s label that reads…
‘Patent Wadding Percussion caps
Gun & Pistol Maker,
Every Article requisite for Sportsmen on the most reasonable terms’.
The pistols are fitted with .65 Cal octagonal barrels, engraved to the top ‘S.W. BERRY WOODBRIDGE’.
Both pistols are fitted with hinged ram rods.
The rods are original and their top is decorated with an engraved flower.
The lockplate sections and the trigger guards are decorated with foliage.
The mahogany chequered grips are decorated on the top with a silver cartouche.
Each pistol is stamped with a pair of proof marks on the lower left side of the barrel.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length of the pistols is 5 inches (12.5 cm) and the overall length of a pistol is 11 inches (28 cm).
The box is 14 inches (35.5 cm) wide by 9 inches (23 cm) deep and 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.
The set weighs 3.1 Kg.
~ Condition ~
Both pistols half cock, cock and release with a strong spring.
The barrels are very clean inside, free of pitting.
The metalwork is very clean with the expected loss of blue and darkening.
The grips are excellent.
The accessories are excellent, damage free.
The box is excellent too. The key is present.
The label has a small tear on the top side.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £25 or the set can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.