120 Bore (.334 caliber), 1.25" barrels, no S/N. Bright finish, smooth walnut bag grips. Twist-off barrel, single-shot flintlock pistols with sliding pan-locking hammer safeties and folding triggers. Frames engraved on the right with panoplies of arms and on the left with geometric and floral designs and engraved in Gothic script D. Ross / EDINGBURGH. Bottoms of barrel with post-1813 Birmingham commercial proof marks. Pistols are contained in a lovely mahogany veneered period casing with dividers, two lidded compartments and a faded maroon lining. The casing contains an unmarked small copper bag-shaped powder flask, an unmarked barrel wrench, an unmarked pewter oiler, an iron round ball scissor model marked "110," some towels for cleaning and two flints in one of the lidded compartments. Daniel Ross worked in Edinburgh circa 1815-1839 (Stockel).
Very good, pistol cleaned to bright in the European fashion. Metal with some tiny areas of very light pitting. Markings clear and crisp, as is engraving. Mechanically functional, heavily oxidized bore. Grips with some varnish and scattered handling marks. Accessories all very good to fine. Casing very good with scattered surface mars, a crack at the upper left side of the front of the lid, with interior lining faded.