May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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For an example of this exact pattern, see figure 57 on page 88 of "British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons" by Robert Brooker. This early 1738 Pattern is extremely scarce and is the pattern used in America during both the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War. A few examples of this pattern are known with definite period American alterations. The tapered barrel of carbine bore is stamped on top near the breech with crown over "GR" and crown over crossed scepters British ordnance proofs, as well as a crown. The left side of the breech is stamped with partially visible "*FG" for Farmer and Galton. The tang is stamped with two crown proofs. The convex banana lockplate has a large engraved crown over "GR" in the center and is stamped beneath the pan with crown over broad arrow, denoting British government ownership. The tail is engraved with "FARMER / 1746". Standard brass Pattern 1738 furniture; the wrist escutcheon is inscribed with fancy "JA". The walnut stock is carved with early shaped relief panels around the lock, sideplate and barrel tang. On the right side, along the rear trigger guard tang, there is a stamped crown and two "crown/4" inspector stamps. Behind the sideplate is a large "WB". There is a script storekeeper's stamp above the lock tail. Complete with its original brass tipped wooden ramrod with iron worm at opposite end. CONDITION: Very good overall. Barrel retains a mostly bright surface with some light freckling, markings very good. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a spotted grey patina. Markings at tail show some wear, but overall, markings on lock are very good. Lock is strong and functions well. Stock shows some scattered marks from use and a small crack on right side of forend above foremost ramrod ferrule. A small sliver is missing above the tail of lockplate. This is a fantastic example and it would be difficult to find an example of this pattern in better condition. DMG
Barrel Length
.60 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Pattern 1738
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $11,400.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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