May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
This pistol dates c. 1767. The three stage barrel is round and the left side of the breech is stamped with London view and proofs marks, as well as a heart over "IB". "LONDON" is engraved in an arch horizontally with "CORNHILL" engraved below. The convex lockplate has an engraved single line border and is inscribed "Jones" in the center. All mounts are sterling silver. The trigger guard is chased and engraved with a shell and foliate motif finial. There are four hallmarks on the rear tang, three for 1767 and "IK" for silversmith John King. The silver grotesque mask pommel cap also has John King's mark as well as the London Lion in the mouth of the face. The chased wrist escutcheon has a vacant inscription and is decorated with helmets a cannon and flags. The silver military sideplate is chased with military motifs en suite. The plain walnut stock has relief carved panels around the lock and sideplate and a classic Georgian symmetrical shell design in relief around the barrel tang. CONDITION: Lock and barrel have been cleaned and show scattered pitting. Markings are very good to excellent. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration. Inside of pan shows heavy pitting and cock screw is a replacement. Silver mounts are polished. Engraving and hallmarks are excellent. A very small piece at the back tip of the sideplate is missing and could be easily replaced by a jeweler. Stock shows scattered marks from use and a minor crack at the tail of the lock. Ramrod is a replacement. A very attractive and well marked silver mounted officers pistol. It is interesting to note that both American and British officers used similar pistols during the Revolutionary War. DMG
Barrel Length
.64 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Flintlock Officers Pistol
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $900.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $1,800 - $3,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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