May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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For an unaltered example, see 21.PP on page 252 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. This example has been restocked during the period of use, in addition to a swivel being added to secure the ramrod in place. It is unknown whether this is a French or American alteration. The tapered round barrel features a facetted breech section with an indistinct makers mark on the left flat towards the breech. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and molding at the tail. In the center there is a stamped crown over "SE" for St. Etienne, as well as the maker's name "TOURION". The brass furniture is all from the original French Model 1733 pistol with some minor modifications including shortening of the grip straps of the pommel cap, as well as shortening the rear tang of the trigger guard. Fortunately, this pistol has its original iron belt hook which is missing on almost every example encountered. The partially figured walnut stock has carved panels around the lock and sideplate. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned at some time and appears to have an old coat of yellowing lacquer, showing some light pitting overall. Lock is excellent, with excellent markings and is its original flintlock configuration, having a strong mechanism. Lock has a matching surface to the barrel, but with less pitting. Brass mounts retain an unpolished pleasing dark mustard patina and also appear to be coated with a protective finish. Stock is very good showing a small repair on the left side at the tip of the forend and a repaired crack on the right side. This is a scarce and historic pistol, probably used in America during the Revolutionary War. DMG
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
12 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.69 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
French
Model
1733 Dragoon
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Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,000.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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