November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2020
Examples of this pattern are scarce. For a nearly identical example, see page 85 of "British Ordnance Small Arms" by De Witt Bailey. Tapered round 12" .59 caliber smoothbore barrel with Tower proof marks on top near center of breech, "(crown) / GR / (broad arrow)" and crown over crossed scepters. The rounded lockplate has a slight curve and features double line engraved borders. The tail is inscribed "EDGE/ 1759" and the center is engraved with a large British crown over "GR". Below the pan is the small stamp of a crown and a broad arrow denoting British government ownership. The back of the barrel tang is also stamped with a small crown inspectors mark. Standard brass Pattern 1756 military furniture including a convex long land pattern sideplate and a wrist escutcheon. The full-length walnut stock features relief carving around the barrel tang, lock, and sideplate. Behind the sideplate is a large stamped inspector's mark "JG" and there is an intertwined "GR" on the right side of the wrist, which is the British storekeeper's stamp. Complete with its original brass tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned and shows light pitting overall. Markings are good. Lock also polished bright with some light scattered freckling. Markings are excellent, cock is probably a replacement. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and mechanism is crisp. Brass furniture is polished and shows some light scattered marks. Stock is very good, with some scattered storage marks. A very good example of a pistol used in the South during the American Revolution. DMG
Barrel Length
.59 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Pattern 1756 Heavy Dragoon
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,200.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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