Percussion dueling pistols (2)

Object Number: 
1867.442a
Date: 
ca. 1845-1850
Medium: 
Wood, steel, silver, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall (largest): 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm) Part (barrel): 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "CONSTABLE/PHILADELPHIA"; lockplate: "CONSTABLE" (inside scroll) stamped: trigger guard: "772"
Description: 
Wood, steel, silver, and brass percussion dueling pistol; browned octagon barrel is stocked to muzzle and has bladed front sight; steel furniture with pineapple trigger guard and silver oval wedge estucheons on both sides of forestock and inlaid silver rectangular estucheon plate; fish-shaped hammer with engraved scrolled and floral designs at trigger bow, barrel tang, breech end of barrel, and lockplate; checkered bag handle and wooden ramrod steel and brass caps; stamped marks on barrel, lockplate, and trigger guard.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group