Fine Original Cased Pair of Flintlock Duelling Pistols signed with 24ct gold stamps to the barrels "Staudenmayer of London"
Gun maker to the "Prince of Wales" & "Duke of York" retaining much of their original finishes throughout ,10 inch fine twist barrels, platinum touch holes and spurs to trigger guards, original case with trade label to the lid.
A Fine pair of English Flintlock Duelling pistols by "Staudenmayer" of London, an esteemed gunmaker having spent much of his career working in the employment of "John Manton" of London, he was held in such high respect that Mr Manton allowed him to state that he was from Mr Mantons in Dover Street on his Trade Labels, these fine pistols with platinum touch holes have 10 inch (25.4cms) heavy octagonal brown damask twist barrels with front fore-sights and stamped with makers gold stamps to the breeches "Staudenmayer London" in an oval with gold bands fore and aft, breech tangs finely engraved with globes, shields and foliage, flat bevelled edged and line border engraved locks stepped at rear and engraved with globes and shields, bolted safety catches, rainproof pans with rollers to the steel springs, steels border edged engraved, finely fiqured walnut half stocks with horn fore-ends, vacant silver escutcheons, silver barrel wedge plates, fine chequered butts, fine border edged engraved trigger guards with globes, shields and foliage to the bows terminating with fine engraved pineapples to the finials, spurs to the trigger guards, retaining much original blue finishes, original fine fiquered mahogany case with inset brass D section lifting handle to the outside and original makers trade label to the inside lid, compartmented case with cleaning rod, bullet mould, leather covered 3 way flask, also japanned tin with original patches.
Samuel Henry Staudenmayer in business at 35 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross from 1800 to 1816, and then No 32 until 1834. Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales and Duke of York, also noted maker of rifles and repeating airguns.