Quality Cased Pair of Percussion Duelling/Target Pistols by "Charles Lancaster of London"
Fine Cased Pair of "Charles Lancaster" percussion Duelling/Target pistols with 32 bore octagonal multi-grooved rifled barrels 10" inches long signed on the top flats "Charles Lancaster London", front and rear sights, foliate engraved recessed breeches with twin platinum lines, fine scroll engraved detented locks with makes signature also owners initials "GWR" above crossed pennons with latin motto "Nec Temere Nec Timide" translated means "Neither Rashly Nor Timidly", also engraved either side of the pennons with thistles and also repeated with thistles to the trigger guards, figured walnut half stocks finely chequered to the butts with scroll engraved steel but caps, carved horn fore-ends, presumably these pistols belonged to a gentleman of importance and of Scottish origins, they are in fine working order and retain a degree of original finish set in a fine mahogany case complete with original accessories. Fine Duelling/Target Pistols by this maker are extreemly rare.
"Charles Lancaster" Best Gunmaker, 10 Craven Buildings; Drury Lane 1811-18; Coach and Horse Yard., Great Titchfield Street., 1822-24; Thomas Pl., Hampstead Rd. (workshop), 26 York St., Gloucester Pl. (residence), 151 New Bond St. (shop), 1826-29, Gunmaker, 151 New Bond St. (shop)., 1826-29. Gunmaker, 151 New Bond St., 1829-47. Barrel maker to Joseph Manton, d. 1847.