May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
See previous lot for a nearly identical example. 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: Completely as found and untouched. Barrel and lock retain a dark heavy patina; with some scattered pitting. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Markings on lock are very good, even the period flint and leather are still in the jaws. Stock retains an old finish, which shows some flaking, crazing, and scattered marks. German silver furniture is unpolished and retains a darker patina, with some scattered areas of even darker patina. A very nice, as found, 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: $2,280.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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