A pair of double-barreled flintlock pistols by Samuel Brunn
A fine pair of double-barreled flintlock duelling pistols circa 1800, by Samuel Brunn, No. 55 Charing Cross, London, the cross-in-diamond chequered walnut butts with silver coloured butt caps and engraved steel screw, walnut half stocks, re-browned 10in (25cm) twin round barrels signed on the breech, gold vents, signed bolted locks with rain-proof pans and rollers (one cock later), engraved iron mounts, engraved trigger guards with bouquet on a bow, pineapple finials and horn-tipped ramrods one with steel worm, complete with original mahogany fitted case (re-lined in green baize), the top of lid with rebated brass handle, the interior of lid with 'Brunn' paper trade label, one compartment with brass and red leather shot case, total length 15in (38cm).
* Provenance - Christies London, Fine Antique Arms, 16th June, 1976, Lot 179. Samuel Brunn is recorded at 55 Charing Cross, London from 1798 to 1804. He was sword cutler and gun maker to his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and The Hon. Board of Ordnance.