.40 caliber, 5-3/8" barrels. An interesting pair of English belt pistols with browned rifled octagonal barrels engraved London. Silver bands at breech. Boxlock frames of German silver engraved Richards and stamped German silver. Engraved steel triggerguards. Blued engraved hammers. Stirrup rammers. Well checkered figured walnut bag butts. Cased in a mahogany case with escutcheon engraved with owner's name John Van Vorst.
Barrels retain much of a period re-brown. German silver frames are good with fine engraving. Hammers retain much of the period re-blue. Triggerguards with traces of original brown. Actions are crisp. Interior of case with faded red felt lining. Compartment flask in good condition. Case lock missing. Key escutcheon has been filled. Lid has been re-glued.