May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
For a similar example of a pistol made by Moxham see page 166 of "British Military Pistols" by Robert Brooker. This example is one Moxam's 140 pistol contract of 1814-1815. These pistols were supplied from merchants and not from ordnance. They are often referred to as 1813 Indian contract pistols. Barrel is marked with a crown over "GR" and broad arrow, as well as a Tower crossed scepters acceptance stamp. The tang is also stamped with a crown. The lock has an unbridled pan and is marked "MOXHAM" with a crown broad arrow acceptance mark. Mountings are brass. The stock has two indecipherable stamps beside the trigger guard. A worn store keeper's stamp is present on the right side of the wrist, behind the lock carving. Pistol retains an old replaced ramrod. CONDITION: Steel lock and barrel retain a smooth dark gray patina. The cock screw appears to have been replaced at one time. Brass mounts retain a nice mustard colored patina, with the sideplate and trigger guard being distressed and pommel cap shows some hard use. Stock is distressed around the rear of the lockplate with a few other distress marks evident on that side of the pistol, but otherwise shows usual marks from use. DRG
Barrel Length
9 - 1/8"
.69 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,040.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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