38-Bore (.49 caliber), 3.75" octagonal barrels, no S/N. Blued finish, checkered varnished walnut grips with cap storage in butts. Top flats of barrels marked: W. CHILD 280 STRAND LONDON, lower angled flats with London commercial proof marks. Percussion locks and hammers engraved with neat foliate motifs, triggerguards engraved en-suite. Captive swivel ramrods. Pistols are contained in a mahogany veneered compartmentalized case with two lidded compartments and a dark olive green velvet lining. A paper W CHILD retailer label is inside the lid and appears to be original. The casing includes a shell-motif copper powder flask, a brass tipped wood loading rod with concealed ball puller, some lead balls, an unopened tin of F. Joyce & Co. percussion caps, some wads and a doe skin bag. William Child worked in London at 280 Strand from 1832-1848 (Stockel).
Fine. Pistols retain much of their bright blue with some streaky flaking and loss from wear on the high edges. Clear markings and engraving. Mechanically functional, moderately oxidized smooth bores. Grips with crisp checkering and some minor dings. Casing very good with the top right edge of the lid starting to warp and separate, and showing the expected light to moderate wear on the exterior. Interior with some fading and loss and some loose dividers. Accessories all about good to very good.