~ Late 18th Century Flintlock Duelling Pistol By Wallace Of Dublin ~
The pistol has a hexagonal barrel fitted with a rear and frontal sight. The barrel is etched on the top ‘Wallace Dublin.
On its left side can be seen two proof marks. One is the letter ‘P’ beneath the crown and the other one is ‘V’ beneath the crown.
The lock plate is also named ‘Wallace’ and is decorated with floral inlays, as is the hammer.
The grip is also hexagonal with a walnut finial. The top of the grip is decorated with an oval shaped silver cartouche, as is the walnut butt.
The long floral inlaid steel trigger guard is decorated with a pineapple finial.
There are no other proof marks underneath the barrel.
The pistol half cocks, cocks and releases with a strong spring.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 10 inches (25.5 cm) and the overall length of the pistol is 15.25 inches (38.5 cm).
It weighs 700 grams.
~ Condition ~
The metalwork still preserves part of its original bluing.
Due to its age though it has developed some pitting and there is some rust inside the bore.
The stock has a crack on the right side of the trigger and the trigger has some white paint stains on it.
The ramrod is missing a wooden section on its lower end.
It remains an above average example.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.