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 unusual specimen has both features of the Model 1808 and 1811 Martial pistols, but does not fit the specifications of either. It is known by many collectors to be the Model 1808-1811 transitional model. In addition, it has no "US" inspector marks or "U. STATES" on the lock. With the absence of government markings, it is possible this pistol was made for private purchase. Round, unmarked, smoothbore barrel with tang extending to pommel cap. Lock is of the style of the Model 1808 pistol and is marked completely the same except without the "U. STATES" mark in the center. Two of the three screws on the lock are marked with small "V" assembly marks. The pistol has standard brass Model 1808 furniture, including the elongated sideplate. An iron belt hook is also mounted on the left side. The plain, full length walnut stock mimics that of the Model 1811. Barrel is pin fastened. Complete with period wooden ramrod. CONDITION: All steel components have a bright surface with a few scattered grey areas. Brass has been polished and retains a mellowing patina with some scattered marks from use. Stock shows and added coat of finish and one splinter is replaced on the left side of forend. This is a very interesting and possibly unique specimen. DMG
Barrel Length
9 - 1/6"
.66 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Simeon North
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,300.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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