May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
Lot consists of: A) Probably c. 1730. For a nearly identical example, see plate 32.PP on page 263 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. The example in this book is an American re-stock in black cherry using Dutch lock, barrel and iron furniture. This example has an iron barrel with a faceted breech section then fading to round. On the left flat, near the breech, there is a "GB" cartouche and "15", tang inscribed "10". The early convex banana lockplate has a makers mark between the frizzen spring "VSS" over a dolphin. Lock features an early unbridled pan and a frizzen spring with long pointed finial. Early iron mounts in the Dutch style, serpentine sideplate stamped "15" as well as left side of pommel cap. Probably stocked in walnut with a blackened finish. Stock carved around lock and sideplate terminating in a teardrop at the back. There is also a relief teardrop carved around barrel tang as well as a relief molding around the ramrod channel on both sides. Stock stamped "15" on left side, above sideplate. Complete with what appears to be its original black wooden ramrod with iron tip. CONDITION: All iron components have been cleaned bright, showing some pitting, dark spots and scattered marks. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions well. Stock shows scattered bruising and marks from use. An attractive and early horseman's pistol. B) German Flintlock Cavalry Pistol. Round tapered two-stage barrel is unmarked, front brass half-moon sight. Early faceted lockplate with unbridled faceted pan. Unengraved brass furniture. Walnut stock with wide brass nose band and incised borders terminating in teardrops around lock, sideplate and barrel tang. Ramrod is a modern replacement. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey patina with scattered areas of heavier patina. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Cock possibly a proper replacement. Brass furniture retains a pleasing dark mustard patina and shows scattered marks from use. Stock shows scattered marks and some chipping around lock. One minor sliver replaced on left side, at muzzle. A nice lot of Germanic Dragoon pistols, both of which could have been used in the American Revolution. DMG
Barrel Length
(A) 13 - 1/2" (B) 13"
(A) .70 (B) .70
FFL Status
(A) Unknown (B) Unknown
(A) Flintlock (B) Flintlock
Serial Number
(A) 15 (B) NSN
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,360.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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