Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 2,500.00 USD
Estimated at 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD
FLINTLOCK PISTOLS WITH INTERESTING KNIFE BAYONETS BY PETER MCNAB OF DALMALLY. Cal. 52. S# NSN. The 8" barrels are filed in a traditional manner, with the fluted breech section transitioning to a tapered round with beaded turnings, which change again to faceted at flared muzzles. Traditionally styled locks feature thick serpentine cocks, integral rounded pans, unbridled friction frizzens, and file-decorated feather springs with multi-stepped finials. Each lock is engraved "P. McNAB" (known to have been working in Dalmally Argyll & Bute 1725–50). All metal frames with ram's horn butts have oval silver inlays on the sides of the grips. The right sides are engraved "RA." Pricker bases are ball-shaped, and triggers are of flattened ball design. Belt hooks with multi-pierced bases are on the left side. The right sides of frames toward muzzles are fitted with keepers that hold dirk-size bayonets with 3" blades that can be stowed along sides with blades toward locks or in attack positions with blades that extend past muzzles. In this position, blades are held in place by spring detents. Traditional-turned metal ramrods are held by long beaded pipes. CONDITION: good. All metal shows overall cleaning to gray with brown splotches and some scattered light pitting. Bores are pitted. Locks are good. (01-24419/MGM). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.