Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,000.00 USD
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
HAMMER BOXLOCK PISTOL WITH REMOVABLE MUZZLE RING MOST LIKELY THE WORKING END OF A CANE GUN. Cal. 50. S# NSN. The admired Jacob Kunz is known to have moved from Allentown PA to Philadelphia around 1810 and is distinguished by his very high quality workmanship. This high condition pistol has 4" browned barrel with short octagonal breech section which quickly transitions to round. Threaded muzzle is protected by 7/8" removable ring which is fitted with small barleycorn front sight. This feature is most likely to enable the fitting of a long extension to serve as a cane. Case hardened boxlock action with nicely filed percussion hammer mounted on right side shows good quality scroll engraving and line borders which surrounds "J. KUNZ" on right side and "PHILADa" on left. Iron trigger guard has scroll engraving on bow. Dense American walnut stock with checkered bag grip, has saw handle top of grip. CONDITION: very fine. Barrel retaining over 80% original brown. Action retains most of its original case hardening color. Trigger guard has traces of original bright blue mostly flaked to brown. There is a good scattering of light marks and dings in original varnish stock finish. Checkering is lightly worn. Bore is good. Mechanically good. Some screws are out of time. (01-21856/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.