.50 caliber, 8" barrels, no S/N. Of excellent quality with multi-groove Damascus barrel with gold bands at muzzle and breech. Patridge front sight with adjustable rear sight. Breeches and barrel tangs engraved with scrolls and shell design. Front action bolted locks with border engraving and spray of leaves signed "L. KOLB." Hammer is engraved en suite with hammer blow-out plugs. Spurred triggerguards engraved with trumpet and leaves with acorn finials. Steel butt caps engraved and finely figured walnut full stocks with horn forend tips finely checkered at wrist. Set triggers. Silver thumb pieces have a noble coat of arms with shield and feathered helmet. Likely identifiable.
Barrels are in good condition with most gold remaining and considerable remaining Damascus striping now fading. Locks are crisp with some fading. Gray case-hardening. Both hammers show a repaired through-crack and were blued at the time of repair. Steel mounts in good condition throughout. Figured stocks rate excellent with ramrods appearing o be original. Action of pistol #2 requires attention as it does not cock properly. Multi-groove rifled bores are in good condition. riggers function properly. With the exception of the aforementioned hammer repairs, this is an excellent pair of German dueling pistols.