Wood, iron, brass, silver, lead, silk, cloth, flint
Part (barrel length): 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Part (pistol length): 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm)
Case: 21 x 9 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 2
stamped: lockplate center: "H.W. /MORTIMER/& CO."; barrel: "H.W. MORTIMER & CO., LONDON./GUN MAKERS TO HIS MAJESTY"
engraved: plate: "This case of pistols formerly the property/of/Rufus King,/was presented to the New York Historical Society/by/Mr. and Mr
Wood, iron, brass, and silver flintlock dueling pistols; browned octagon barrels with bladed brass front sights and torch-shaped brass rear sights with a blued iron leaf; furniture includes blued iron pineapple trigger guard and tailpipe; silver oval wedge escutcheons, nosecap, and shield-shaped escutcheon plate; bag-shaped checkered wood handle with swirled-line butt; browned lockplate, cock, and frizzen with blued frizzen spring, brass interior of pan, and brown pistol flints wrapped in cloth patches; inlaid brass floral bands and cannons, flags, halberds, Britannia shields, and other war trophies at greyed breech end of barrel and at center of lockplate; brass floral inlays at lockplate tail and barrel tang; engraved war trophies on trigger bow; wooden ramrod with browned iron middle pipe and trumpet head; stamped marks at lockplate center and barrel; green velvet-lined, formed rectangular wooden case contains saw-shaped wood handle with floral-engraved blued iron barrel tangs, a single cavity iron bullet mold, an iron screwdriver with a brass collar and pear-shaped wood handle, a tapered cylindrical wood cleaning rod with a jagged brass head and knurled tip, a tapered oval brass powder flask with a stitched red leather body cover and a blued iron spring at top, a hollow brass cylinder, small iron screw, and brass pin, eighteen brown pistol flints, a cloth patch, and twenty-eight lead musket balls; paper label and engraved brass plate affixed to inside of case cover; curved brass handle at top of case.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gherardi Davis and Ellen King
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