Pair of Gold Trimmed Officer’s
Pistols by Miles of London
.58-Caliber, Overall length: 15.75"; barrel length; 10.5"
Both pistols feature octagonal barrels with hooked patent breeches, top flats marked
"LONDON", English proofs on bottoms of barrels. Breeches each have a gold band and
engraved scrolls. Flat lockplates with engraved scrolls and centers marked "MILES”;
sliding half cock safeties at rear tangs. Solid gold ornaments including oval barrel key
escutcheons, vacant shield wrist escutcheons, shields on panel opposite locks, and with
a crescent moon below a star on left sides. Engraved steel triggerguards’ and end caps.
Both pistols feature adjustable set triggers. Plain walnut stocks featuring fine checkering
within border-engraving and carved flower set against stippled ground on each pommel.
Ebony ramrods, one of which is a period replacement. Good condition with old coat of
heavy yellowed varnish overall. One front sight is missing, the other has been recently
filed away, the brass spacer remains. Gold barrel key escutcheons are slightly dented
and bent. Locks are crisp, all markings very good. Stocks retain a coat of varnish and
have a few scattered storage marks. A very attractive pair of gold mounted English