September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This fine pair of Kentucky pistols still retain their original tag from well-known author and authority Jim Dresslar. They are featured on page 64 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. Both pistols feature octagon barrels with punch-dot decorated muzzle faces, engraved brass front sights, and engraved brass-inlaid banners on top flats, toward breeches. The flat lock plates display sprigs of simple engraving and are marked in the centers "EARPS/& Co.", both with roller-frizzens. The pistols feature brass triggers and brass furniture, including full side plates engraved with simple single line borders. Lehigh trigger guards have lugs in front of bow and faceted front tangs. Both have nose caps engraved with double lines at fronts and backs. Plain brass pommel caps and brass panels inlaid into both sides of grips. Both have ovoid shaped barrel pin escutcheons engraved with florals. Oval wrist escutcheons with simple borders and vacant inscriptions. Stocks are of fine highly figured tiger maple and retain their original violin finish. Complete with their original hickory ramrods. CONDITION: Very good overall, barrels are crisp and retain a light patina with some minor spotting at breeches. Locks are strong and function well, both are in their original flintlock configuration with excellent marks and a light grey patina. One has a period lead repair to the neck of the cock. Stocks are excellent retaining most of their original violin finish with some losses to finish from use around grips. Brass retains a pleasing mustard patina. Pistols show evidence of being well cared for and having seen little use. A great pair of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Kentucky pistols in remarkable condition. DMG
Barrel Length
(BOTH) 9 - 1/4"
(BOTH) .38 Smoothbore
FFL Status
(BOTH) Lehigh County
(BOTH) Kentucky Pistol
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $33,600.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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