.56 caliber, 7" barrels, no S/N. Brass barrels and furniture, walnut stocks. 4.5" long, convex iron locks with teat at rear, iron fenced pans, swan necked cocks. Locks marked D. EGG, barrels marked D - EGG - LONDON and with British commercial proofs. Brass furniture including lobed butt caps, S-shaped side plate and ramrod pipes. Missing ramrods.
Durs Egg works ca1786-1822, with the trade name continuing in use by his son, son-in-law through 1837, and used by others later. These pistols appear to be from the 1st quarter of the 19th century and could be the work of Durs or his immediate successors. A lovely pair of pistols in a nice state of preservation.
Very good. Brass with a nicely toned butterscotch patina. Mechanically functional, clear markings throughout. Good bores. Stocks with bumps and dings, one with a hairline crack at the rear lock screw.
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