May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
For a nearly identical signed Jacob Kunz pistol, see number 78 on page 92 of "The Kentucky Pistol" by Chandler & Whisker. This pistol has a two-stage brass barrel, stamped on the top flat "J. KUNS PHILADA". There are stamped feathers on each facet and engraved ball designs around the turnings. Around the brass front sight there is an engraved sunburst. The brass furniture includes a classic Kunz pommel cap engraved with a four petaled flower around the screw, trigger guard with a long extended floral front finial with engraved designs, as well as a flower on the bow. There are also rocker panel engraved brass inlays around both lock screws. The stock appears to be plain walnut and has a Lehigh County profile, which is where Kunz begun his work as a gunsmith. The flat lockplate is marked "T. Ketland & Co." in the center. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark brown patina, showing some minor denting, edge wear, and casting flaws. Lock is a good professional reconversion, and retains an aged patina. Brass mounts retain a pleasing mustard patina. Stock shows scattered dings and marks from use, as well as some crazing to an old coat of finish. Complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. A very attractive Kentucky flintlock pistol. DMG
Barrel Length
8 - 1/2"
.45 Smoothbore
FFL Status
J. Kunz
Kentucky Pistol
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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