October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
For another example of this model see number 114 on page 240 of "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter. This model was made between 1805 and 1811. The pistol has a round smoothbore barrel marked at the breech with a deeply struck "I", a "P", and partially visible "1 VA -" for the 1st Virginia Regiment. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and is marked "VIRGINIA / Manufactory" in the center and "RICHMOND / 1809" at the tail. Standard First Model iron mounts and backstrap. Full length plain walnut stock with iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina, heavy in some areas, markings show wear. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, markings show some wear and lock has a dark brown patina. Rear lock screw a replacement. Furniture retains a dark patina, except for barrel band, which is retains a grey patina. Stock shows scattered areas of chipping around lock and furniture and has a sliver replaced above front lockplate tang. Front 5" of forend are replaced, possibly during the period using the original parts. Some other cracks and dents are present, but an honest example of a rare and early pistol. DMG
Barrel Length
.70 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Virginia Manufactory
First Model
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,800.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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