October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
This model is considered among the most beautiful and 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 and 1808 with a total production of about 4,000 guns with each gun of a pair having the same serial number. This gun is the standard pattern with round steel barrel, breech marked with stamped serial number "67", "US" in an oval, and an eagles head over "P". Lock is marked “HARPERS/FERRY/1806” in vertical arcs behind cock. Under the pan is a spread-winged eagle facing toward the cock over “US”. The plain walnut stock is marked opposite the lock with partially visible inspector cartouche. Standard brass Model 1805 furniture. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Steel retains a freckled grey patina with some scattered heavier corrosion, has been cleaned at some time. Lock is a very good professional reconversion and has some minor areas of light corrosion and dark patina. Markings are excellent and lock retains a spotted grey patina. Stock good with some scattered marks from use, some minor chips filled along buttcap stirrups, and a small piece in front of pan, and ramrod entry ferrule pin holes filled. Ramrod is probably a period replacement. Brass retains a mellow, unpolished patina. This is a very nice early example. DMG
Barrel Length
10 - 1/8"
.54 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Harpers Ferry
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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