Durs Egg

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Durrs Egg
Born1745
Basle, Switzerland
Died1831
London, England
Occupationfirearms designer
ChildrenAnn Egg

Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his flintlock pistols and for his company's production of the Ferguson rifle.

Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly, and the uncle of Joseph Egg.

In popular culture[edit]

A pair of Durs duelling pistols are the subject of the mystery novel The Judas Pair.