May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
For another nearly identical pistol, see next lot. Henry T. Cooper worked in New York in the early to mid 19th Century. This pistol has a fine two-stage barrel with elaborate stiff leaf engraving and scrolls at the muzzle and around the German silver front sight. The hooked patent breech features three German silver inlaid pans, with triangles engraved between each one. The touch hole is also German silver lined. The flat lockplate is engraved with foliate scrolls and a dog hunting a bird at the tail. It is stamped in the center "H.T. COOPER". Lock features a waterproof pan and a roller frizzen. The half stock is of plain walnut and features all engraved German silver mounts. The target trigger guard, with a spur on the bow, is engraved with foliate scrolls and borders. The endcap is also engraved and there is a pierced sideplate engraved en suite. On the back of the faceted grip there is an unengraved rectangular silver escutcheon and on both sides of the grip there are long silver inlays engraved with hunting dogs. Complete with what appears to be its original German silver tipped ramrod with a brass and iron worm at the opposite end. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light gray patina with some scattered gray spotting. Engraving is excellent. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Markings are excellent. German silver mounts retain a pleasing mellow patina. Stock retains much of its original finish, with some areas of losses due to polishing and a couple hairline cracks and scattered marks from use. A very attractive American pistol. DMG
Barrel Length
.62 Smoothbore
FFL Status
H. T. Cooper
Flintlock Pistol
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,120.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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