December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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This pattern of pistol would serve as the template for the North and Cheney 1799 pistol, America's first martial pistol, and were commonly sent to American soldiers by the French during the Revolutionary War. Round iron barrel with offset trumpet headed ramrod that feeds directly into action. Pierced cock with rounded pan. "St. Etienne" in half moon underneath the cock. Brass action housing (with vacant belt hook slot) and trigger guard, with guard affixed by pair of screws. Flat trigger. Brass buttcap and iron backstrap. Visible French proof on action, just above frizzen spring. Faint "9BRE / 1782" visible on right side of stock. CONDITION: Very good. Barrel is approximately half rich chocolate brown patina and half bright metal with scattered freckling, possibly from being mounted to a wall or similar. Brass a deep rich patina, somewhat lighted in protected areas and front strap where rubbed by hand. Iron backstrap essentially a chocolate patina, exposed section of ramrod patinated but protected area bright metal. Stock is very good with handling and use marks throughout, including a few scrapes. Small chip at trigger guard tang and large chip behind cock. A nice example. EMW
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.69 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
St. Etienne
Model
1777
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) FRENCH 1777 FLINTLOCK PISTOL, MANUFACTURED AT ST. ETIENNE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,440.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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