May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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There were 19,374 Model 1816 martial pistols manufactured. This pistol is of the second marking type, as shown on page 161 of "Historic Pistols" by Smith & Bitter. According to this publication, a great many were also issued to state militias between 1820-1850. This example obviously one of those pistols, as the top of the breech is stamped "S. CAROLINA". The left side of the breech is stamped "P/US". The flat lock has beveled edges and a convex tail section. The center is stamped "S. NORTH/ U/ "eagle/ S/ MIDDL TN CONN". The pistol features standard Model 1816 iron mounts with a Wickham band. The plain walnut stock has a partially visible cartouche behind the sideplate. Complete with a wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel and lock markings are excellent. All iron components retain an even brown patina with some scattered marks and some light freckling around the touch hole. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, but needs adjustment and has a weak mainspring. Stock shows heavy wear and scattered marks. A small piece of wood is replaced around the rear lock screw. DMG

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.54 Smoothbore
S. North
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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,600.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,500
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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