Cased Pair of Pistols (Project Eighteen)

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These cased pistols were built under contract for a collector.

Both pistols are 54 caliber, 13.5″ barrels. The wood is top quality curly maple. All hardware and barrel are steel without finish applied.

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The case for the pistols was completed in January 2008.

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There are twenty-nine inlays in each pistol plus silver wire. These inlays are cut from a .060 sheet of silver one at a time. Inlaid into the wood and engraved after they’ve be inlet.

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There are three gold stripes in the barrel, two at the breech end and one at the muzzle end. The front sight is tipped in gold. All of the engraving was done the traditional way with a hand engraver.

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Carving around the lower thimble, surrounded by silver inlays and wire.
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The stripes at the end of the barrel are 24k gold. All of the hardware is highly engraved.

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