Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,500.00 USD
Estimated at 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
FLINTLOCK PISTOL, Cal. 54. S# 640. Bbl. 10". This is considered among the most graceful & aesthetically pleasing of American martial pistols. The prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors chose this gun in profile as their logo. These guns were made in pairs between 1806 & 1808 w/ a total production of just over 2000 pairs. Standard configuration of pattern: 10" round barrel, breech proofed on left: “eaglehead/P”, “US” and stamped S# 640. Lock is marked “HARPERS / FERRY / 1807” in vertical arcs behind cock. Under the integral round bottom pan is a spread winged eagle facing left over “US”. Walnut stock inspected opposite lock “V / CW” (Charles Williams). This gun is from Southern estate & not listed in "Harpers Ferry Arsenal and Joseph Perkin The Classic Arms of the Early Years", 2012, Hudak. CONDITION: good overall, apparent reconversion back to flint from percussion. Appears complete and original other than replaced ramrod. Stock is sound with discernible cartouche, has old screwed & inset repair where wrist was broken. Iron cleaned, mottled gray patina, markings all discernible, S# 640 worn, right wing tip freshened, mechanics function, clear smooth bore. Regardless of professional restoration, an attractive example. (01-23296/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.