.50 caliber, 9.4375" swamped octagonal wedge-retained barrels, no S/N. Blued barrels, bright locks, brass furniture, horn forend cap, hardwood stocks. Single-shot, rifled flintlock pistols equipped with detachable shoulder stock mounts. Stepped chiseled locks in original flint with deeply engraved foliate decorations. Locks with faceted, bridled and fenced iron pans, roller frizzens, gold-lined touchholes and highly decorated swan-neck cocks. Locks marked F KUHNLENTZ under the pans and A REVAL under the steel springs. Adjustable triggers, dovetailed front sights, horn-tipped wood ramrods with iron wipers at the end appear to be original to the set. Stocks with delicate raised foliate carved aprons around the tangs, bordering the triggerguard and around the entry pipe. Keyhole steel mounts in grip for detachable shoulder stock (not present).
F Kuhnlentz was a gunmaker in Reval (modern day Tallinn) Estonia who worked ca 1815-1848. The Kuhnlentz family of gunmakers had worked in that location from the mid-18th century (Stockel).
Very good. Barrels with traces of blue and a mostly smoky gray patina. Locks a dull pewter with crisp engraving and markings. Brass with a dark, uncleaned patina. Mechanically functional, although one lock will hold at half cock. Bores good with moderate oxidation and some pitting, showing visible rifling. Stocks with scattered bumps, dings and mars, with one gun broken and repaired through the wrist and the other with a crack in the forend running diagonally from a chipped area in front of the lock.