November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/15/2022
This unusual and early example appears to be entirely American made, probably circa 1780-85. The long, nearly straight blade is unfullered and of American manufacture. Classic brass 4-slot guard with 2 additional piercings extending into D-shaped knucklebow. Cast 1-piece grip and pommel. Pommel decorations are entirely engraved. Lion head appears more seal-like than lion-like. Relief oval-shaped ears. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with scattered minor chips to cutting edge. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina and is tight to blade.
Blade Length
Overall Length
39 - 1/2"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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