September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
In completely as found condition, with brass locks and barrels, these pistols were probably used for naval purposes during the Revolutionary War. They show signs of American use, such as the period replaced American side plate. Both feature four-stage brass barrels with flared cannon muzzles and are stamped on left sides of breeches with private London view and proof marks, as well as HB for maker Henry Blyth, who worked between 1750 and 1800. This pair dates to about 1770. The convex brass lock plates feature brass pans, scrolls engraving at the tails, and both are marked "BLYTH" in the centers. The brass furniture includes symmetrical engraved wrist escutcheons with vacant inscriptions, side plates in the style of the 1759 British light dragoon pistol with one being a period American replacement. Trigger guards have engraved stars on bows and terminate in fronts with an acorn finial. Brass full stirrup pommel caps. Stocks are walnut with relief panels around locks and side plates, as well as a relief shell design around barrel tangs. Both are complete with their original horn tipped ramrods, one with original iron worm still in tact. CONDITION: Completely untouched and as found with dark patinas overall. Both are in their original flintlock configuration. Both show signs of extensive use, one with some period replaced wood on forend and in front of lock, as well as a crack from trigger guard to side plate. The other has a partial wrist crack. A very nice untouched pair of Revolutionary War officer's pistols. DMG
Barrel Length
(BOTH) 8"
(BOTH) .60 Smoothbore
FFL Status
(BOTH) Blyth
(BOTH) Flintlock Officer
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,888.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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