May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
This high quality c. 1770 officer's pistol has a round swamped brass barrel. The top is marked "LONDON" surrounded by classic teardrop border. Breech is stamped with London private view and proof marks as well as "WG" for William Grice, the barrel maker. The rounded lockplate is marked "HURST / & C---(Grice or Co.)." in the center and decorated at the tail and on the cock with engraved scrolls, pan is unbridled. Fine sterling silver furniture including grotesque mark pommel cap, vacant silver wrist escutcheon with chased designs, pierced floral sideplate, trigger guard engraved with a bow and ramrod ferrules. Full length stock of figured circassian walnut and Georgian form, carved with relief panels around lock and sideplate, as well as a well-executed relief shell carved around the barrel tang. Complete with later wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a soft mustard patina. Lock has a grey lightly pitted surface and is in its original flintlock configuration, functions well. Silver retains a grey patina and is very good. Stock shows some scattered marks from use and a repaired crack along right side of forend. A very bold and attractive Revolutionary War period English officer's pistol. DMG
Barrel Length
8 - 1/4"
.65 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Hurst & Grice
Flintlock Officer
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,690.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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