Cased Pair of Pistols to Bengal Artillery
Stock Number: Pc144
A Fine pair of Cased Percussion Cloak Pistols by "J.Beattie, Regent St." The Case Lid plate inscribed: "Charles K. Sibley, Bengal Artillery."
Case measures 360mm X 188mm X 60mm
UK and Ireland
A Fine pair of Cased Cloak Pistols by J.Beattie, Regent St. Each Percussion Pistol having a twist pattern single barrel, swivel ramrod, box pattern lock, finely chequered walnut grips with metal grip caps containing an integral cap box with sprung lid, belt clip to side of barrel. Each pistol having a silver (White metal) escutcheon bearing the family crest of a lion holding a crown with the intitials CKS underneath. The Pistols contained in their original oak case together with a small pistol sized flask and a scissor mould (Both certainly contemporary and probably original). The interior of the case lid bearing the trade label of \"J.Beattie, Gunmaker, 223 Regent Street, the exterior of the case lid bearing a brass plate engraved \"Mr. Charles K. Sibley. Bengal Artillery\".
Mr. Charles K. Sibley joined the Bengal Artillery in 1843, by 1847 he is working at the Royal Military Academy Woolwich, where he co-writes a book with the famous mathematician William Rutherford on Earthwork Tables for Fortifications and Railway embankments. It is believed that he was attached to the Royal Engineers during the Crimean War as a consultant, where he died around 1855.
The whole in excellent condition, the pistols having much original finish. The case lid top shrunken slightly at front.
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