May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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The tapered barrel has two stages separated by molded rings. At the breech there is a crown over "R" maker's mark on top. The convex lockplate has a thin recessed border and is marked in the center "CORBEAU/ A=MASTRICHT" and features an early unbridled pan. The pistol is mounted in brass with deeply chased relief mounts featuring grotesque masks and faces. The sideplate has a large face in the center with chased scrolls at each end and relief on a stippled ground. The trigger guard has an acanthus leaf front finial followed by a grotesque mask and another grotesque surrounded by acanthus leaves on the bow. The facetted pommel cap also features a teeth bearing grotesque face. There is a symmetrical wrist escutcheon of a grotesque face holding a ring with a chased shell design at the bottom. The partially figured walnut stock has relief foliate motifs around the barrel tang and ramrod entry ferrule as well as other relief cameo carving around the mounts. Pistol is complete with a later replaced wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark gray patina, showing some wear and scattered dark spotting. Lock retains a light gray patina and is in its original flintlock configuration. Lock functions well with strong mechanism. Cock is an appropriate replacement. Brass retains a pleasing dark mustard patina and shows a high silver content. Stock shows scattered marks from use as well as minor dings. There is a partial crack around the wrist as well as three scattered holes that have been plugged with wood pins. A very attractive early 18th century holster pistol. DMG
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
10 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.62 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Corbeau
Model
Flintlock Officers Pistol
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,968.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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