November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This Sergeant's grade pistol features a 8" .60 caliber smoothbore round swamped barrel with an engraved cartouche on the top inscribed "GRIFFIN LONDON". On the left side of the breech there are private view and proof marks, as well as a cartouche with "IG" for maker, Joseph Griffin. Joseph Griffin worked at New Bond Street between 1757-1770. This pistol dates circa 1760 and has a rounded lockplate with double line borders and an unbridled pan. The center is marked "GRIFFIN". Brass furniture of Sergeant's grade design with simple engraved borders and designs. Walnut stock with a relief beaver tail carved around the barrel tang. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a spotted gray patina. Markings are excellent. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Brass retains an unpolished dark mustard patina. Ramrod ferrule shows some minor chipping and denting. Trigger guard finial is bent slightly up. Stock shows some scattered minor cracks, including one in front of the lock. There is some minor chipping around the buttcap on the left side and there is a crack around the top of the wrist, which was repaired during the period of use with two iron pins. A very nice French and Indian War period officer's pistol. DG
Barrel Length
.60 Smoothbore
FFL Status
British Officer
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,440.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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