September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
This pistol is stamped on the right grip "2688", as it was once part of A.E. Brooks's Collection. A copy of the illustrated catalogue of his collection is included and on page 81, no. 503, it is listed by inventory number 2688 as "German Pistol, cal. .28, percussion-lock, finely engraved. From battlefield of Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864." Smoothbore octagonal steel barrel, top five flats decorated extensively with finely executed scrolls around owner's initials "F.U" in script, on top flat. Diminutive sights mounted on top. No makers markings or proofmarks, steel ramrod with brass tip mounted below with two steel ferrules. Boxlock action and percussion hammer engraved with spiraling scrolls, left side engraved with a panel scene with a buck walking and a tree, surrounded by scrolls. Engraving is integrated into screws, as well. Steel triggerguard bow engraved with scrolls "en suite". Two-piece bulbous figured walnut grips with brass screw escutcheons, right grip stamped "2688". Very good condition, barrel retains about 70-80% original high polish blue finish with some thinning and edge wear. Action retains about the same and functions well. Grips are very good, retaining most of original finish with a few scattered storage marks. An excellent American Civil War pistol withan interesting provenance.
Barrel Length
4 - 3/8"
.28 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,560.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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