May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
For a similar example see figure 80 on page 165 of "British Military Pistols" by Robert Brooker. These pistols were supplied from merchants and not from ordnance, thus they are also known as the 1813 Indian Contract pistol. Thomas Lowndes was contracted for 125 such pistols in 1814-1815. The barrel is marked with a crown over "GR" and a broad arrow followed by "TL", as well as a Tower crossed scepters acceptance stamp. The tang is stamped with a crown over "39". The lock has an iron unbridled pan, center of lockplate marked "LOWNDES" with a crown broad arrow acceptance mark. Brass mounts have been cleaned and retain a mellow appearance. Beside the trigger guard is a crown over "58" stamp above another crown. There is a "GR/ 1800" store keeper's stamp on the stock behind the lock carving on the wrist of the pistol. There appears to be a "J.T." stamp behind the brass sideplate. Ramrod may be an old replacement. CONDITION: The barrel and lock retain a mottled gray pewter type patina. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration. Brass furniture has been cleaned at one time and retains a mellow gold patina. Stock is very good while exhibiting a few scattered dings as expected. DRG
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.65 Smoothbore
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,160.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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