This matched pair of Edward Dodson percussion pistol feature blue screw on octagon barrels engraved "DODSON LOUTH" on the top flat and with a cross sceptre proof on the lower left flat.
In addition the other pistol is marked with the number "1", on the bottom barrel flat and bottom of the frame.
he German silver frame has light floral scroll engraving. The sides of the hammer had light scroll engraving and the upper portion is engraved in a fish motif. The muzzle of the barrel has a feather design. The bottom of the frame is marked with a crossed sceptre proof.
Post front and notch rear sights, folding trigger and fitted with a one piece checkered walnut grip with German silver thumb oval.
Edward Dodson was a gun maker from 1840 to 1857 in Louth County.
The pair is in a walnut case with green baize lining. There is a brass disk inset in the lid and brass corner protectors and reinforcements. The label affixed to the inside of the lid is a computer generated copy. (consignor info). In the case is a nickel Dixon oiler, wooden handled screwdriver, nipple wrench and ramrod with jag, nickel powder flask, empty Eley Bros. cap tin, bullet mold and 13 lead balls.
Many thanks to "R.I.A." for the nice pictures.
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