Held * Antique
John Egg dueling pistols
Durs Egg, London,
Støckel: "1748 - 1831, London and Solothurn,
Switzerland. One of the most important gun makers London's, worked for the
D. Egg made single shot percussion pistol with swivel
ramrod, with D. Egg marking on lock and 1 PALL MALL LONDON on
3�" barrel. Fine
factory engraving with crisp 2 click lock, Platinum escutcheon on bolster, gold
band on barrel breech, silver emblem on spine of stock. Light bumps and dings
overall. Egg is well known and fine quality English maker. About caliber .50 smooth bore,
a small front sight and rear sight on breech. In good working order and
very good overall.
top - bottom 80mm
Støckel: "Durs Egg, London 1748 - 1831, gun
maker for the Court". Cased pair of unusual small vest-pocket-size / muff flintlock pistols. 2" screw-in barrels with little hump for the
barrel-fastener and proof stamps, caliber .38. The pistols are equipped with the common
push-safety, on the side of the lock as shown on the pictures D. EGG and LONDON with
decoration. The grips are varnished. The pair are in very fine condition with
acceptable wear. It is in a green
inlaid mahogany case containing powder flask, bullet mold with cutter and a screw driver.
The lid of the case is like often cracked because warping, other wise a decorative and
desirable set. $7,250.