Matching pair of James Oxborrow flintlock muff pistols converted to percussion

Matching pair of James Oxborrow flintlock muff pistols converted to percussion

$800.00

Matched pair of James Oxborrow flintlock muff pistols cleverly converted to percussion. c. 1823 – 1830. The 1 3/16″ screw-off smoothbore barrels are .50 caliber and have Birmingham proof marks. Each muzzle has nice engraving around the edge. The overall length is 6 ¼”.

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  • A matched pair of James Oxborrow flintlock muff pistols cleverly converted to percussion. As detailed in item two, Oxborrow lived and worked in Woodbridge, Suffolk England between the years 1823 – 1830. The 1 3/16″ screw-off smoothbore barrels are .50 caliber and have Birmingham proof marks. Each muzzle has nice engraving around the edge. The overall length is 6 ¼”. The frames are nicely engraved with flags, drums, shields etc. The actions are tight on both and fully functional. Both hammers contain both notches and fully engage on half and full cock. Both pistols have the sliding safety bar in the rear of the hammer. Both are in working condition. Very clever in the execution and indicates these guns were carried and used over a period of time.
    Artist or Maker: James Oxborrow
    Date: 1823
  • Artist / Maker

    James Oxborrow

    Kind

    Collectibles, Militaria, Weapons

    Date

    c. 1823

    Origin

    United Kingdom

    Signed

    Yes

    Subject

    Military, Weapon