December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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For another example, see "The History of Weapons Of The American Revolution" by Neumann, P.32, page 182. These French pistols were used not only by French allies during the Revolutionary War, but a number were also used by American soldiers when the French shipped in arms for Americans. Round barrel devoid of sights, with partially visible proofs offset over breech, including what appears to be a "76". Characteristic double strap brass forestrap that also doubles as a reinforced mouth for flat headed ramrod; companion brass trigger guard and buttcap indicative of Naval use. Flat lock with pierced cock, faceted pan with bridled frizzen and pan cover. Markings on lock are no longer visible, but "D" proof on wrist is indicative of Charleville production. Left side of stock, behind side panel, with "G" and what appears to be a "1" spliced in. French proofs are still visible on front strap, trigger guard, and buttcap. CONDITION: Very good, retaining a pleasant as-found look. Barrel is essentially a rich brown patina throughout, with some flashes of silver visible at the edges, near the stock line. Brass has a deep rich patina, somewhat lighter on the trigger guard where hand rubbing appears to have lightened the patina. Stock is very good with marks from handling and use throughout, with a chip missing in front of trigger guard. Action functions as it should, bore is very good with some even oxidation and some kind of paper pressed down the bore into the breech. This is a great example of a pistol that could have played a role in the founding of the United States. EMW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
9"
Caliber/Bore
.68 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
French
Model
1763
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH 1763/66 FLINTLOCK PISTOL.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,845.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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