Cased Set of English Pistols

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These cased sets were common to the gentry of both England and America. Silver mounted sets were a sign of wealth and status. When traveling these would be carried in holsters or saddle buckets across the front of the saddle. Smaller versions were more often carried in coat pockets. Sets like these were most often imports from London or Birmingham and were the culmination of 20 or 30 specialists each doing a small portion of the work. Cased sets usually came with cleaning and loading accessories fitted in the case.

 

On this set, everything but the barrels, locks and case hardware were made in my shop. These are silver mounted in curly English walnut. The barrels are 9" and are .54 caliber. The case is mahogany. Included are a rosewood cleaning rod with jag, bullet mold, leather flask and silver oil bottle.

Cased pistols prices start at $8000 for a plain pair. A set as pictured below would run $30,000 as they constitute about 500 man-hours to produce.

 

 

 

 

Another Cased Set of English Pistols

 

This is a set I made during my time at Colonial Williamsburg. The locks are by Chambers. The barrels and other parts are totally hand made including the accessories and case. The barrels are 9 1/2" long and are .60 caliber. Stocks are English walnut with silver mounts. Accessories include a silver tipped rosewood cleaning rod with a silver jag, bullet mold, silver mounted horn flask, rosewood handled turnscrew (screw driver) and a spring vice.

 

(One note, never photograph guns on a red background. They almost disappear in the photo. I did not take these photos but

 they were the only images I have of these guns.)

 

 

Here is a little better picture.

Yet Another Cased Set of English Pistols

 

This was the last set I made during my time at Colonial Williamsburg. The locks are by Chambers. The barrels and other parts are totally hand made including the accessories and case. The barrels are 9" long and are .60 caliber. Stocks are English walnut with brass mounts. Accessories include a brass tipped rosewood cleaning rod with a jag, bullet mold, leather covered copper flask, rosewood handled turnscrew (screw driver) and a pan brush. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call or email me to discuss building one for you.

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