October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
For a nearly identical example, see pages 202 and 203, number 96 in "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter. This is one of the standard 1807 Contract pistols supplied by Henry under two contracts, one for 150 pairs and the other for an additional 600 pairs. The pistols were delivered between 1808 and 1810, but only 1,468 were delivered. Joseph Henry supplied more pistols than any other 1807 contractor. The round smoothbore steel barrel has a small brass half moon front sight and the left side of the breech is deeply stamped with an eagle's head over a "P". The flat lockplate is stamped vertically at the tail "J. HENRY / PHILA" and "US" in the center. Standard brass 1807 furniture and plain walnut stock. Complete with its original steel tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted brown patina with deep markings. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and shows some light pitting and dark brown patina. Stock has a dark patina and a later coat of finish with some age cracks and scattered marks from use. A very nice and honest example. DMG
Barrel Length
10 - 3/16"
.54 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Joseph Henry
1807 Contract
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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