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AN EARLY & FINE FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S HOLSTER/HORSE PISTOL, ca. 1720:
In overall fine original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, smoothbore, iron, pin-fastened, .63 caliber, 13", sighted barrel with a generally smooth, steel-gray age-patina with some scattered light discoloration and staining. Simply molded and carved French walnut fullstock with a distinct grain pattern and choice wooden surfaces. The bulbous styled butt with a finely flared pommel and the long and slender forestock with incised line carvings, along its length. A raised floral carving, at the barrel-tang and sharp contours, 85%+ finish with some scattered handling marks, abrasions and light signs of usage. Finely sculpted, rococo form, Brass/Bronze furniture with deeply embossed and lightly chased details. The stirrup-type butt-cap with long etched side-terminals and a scroll-engraved pommel with sharp etchings and a deeply embossed “Classical Bust” pommel-cap. Two finely etched and embossed barrel-form ramrod pipes, en suite; and the pin-fastened trigger-guard with chased urn-type finials and a nicely fluted bow with engraved surfaces. Rifle type triangular sideplate with an etched and engraved Stand of Arms, scroll borders and both of its sidebolts. Sculpted, early style, beveled, banana-form lockplate with a bridle-less powder-pan and its original, matching, gooseneck hammer with its top jaw & screw. Clearly signed with a “Vandegarde a’ Charleville” maker’s signature and address. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing, its original components and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel: a fine touch-hole and bore. Retains a smooth gunmetal gray age-patina with some scattered light discoloration and staining. In original flintlock condition and a very nice example of an Early Rococo styled French Flintlock Officer’s-Grade Holster/Horse Pistol, ca. 1720. Associated brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 20 1/4". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 250-251 & Claude Blair’s: European and American Arms…”.

Price: $4,775.00


A VERY GOOD CENTRAL ITALIAN/BOLOGNESE SNAPHANCE POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1720s:
In overall very good condition. The octagonal to round, Spanish made, unsighted, 5 1/8", iron .49 caliber, smoothbore barrel with an octagonal breech-section and a "wedding-band" transition: clearly marked with a "G. Fernandez" maker's mark and with several gold-inlayed markings, of classic Spanish form. Geromino Fernandez of Madrid, Spain was a well-recorded gunsmith who worked 1690-1727 (please see "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 365). Figured walnut fullstock with relief carvings around the barrel tang, the lock and along the forestock: some scattered handling marks and 85% finish. Lightly engraved and simply embossed brass hardware: the trigger-guard with floral-type forward finial and a working-life repair to its bow. The triangular sideplate with simple line-engraved borders and floral finials. Stirrup-type butt-cap with an embossed oval pommel. Baluster turned single ramrord/entry with a matching floral finial, en suite with the sideplate and rear finial of trigger-guard. Very fine quality Snaphance mechanism of classic chiseled and etched Italianate form. The scroll and floral etched lockplate with a sculpted and engraved, separate, sliding pan-cover. The relief-chiseled hammer with a finely embossed retaining screw and its original jaw and screws. Matching chiseled frizzen: the arm embossed with a relief-chiseled dog's head. Fine exterior surfaces, sharp contours and (65%) polish: will not hold on cock position. The barrel with sharp embossed fluting and generally smooth steel surfaces: some light scattered discoloration and fine pitting. Fine stock retains 85% of finish with some minor handling marks and minor shrinkage at the butt-cap and lock. The lockplate with sharp engraving and fine quality relief chiseled accents. The hardware with an untouched, deeply toned mustard age patina. Original, plain, wood ramrod. Overall length 10". (for similar examples, please see A. Gaibi: Armi Da Fuoco D'Italiane pl. 273 & .566) .

Price: $3,975.00


A SCARCE & GOOD PAIR OF WAR OF 1812/FEDERAL PERIOD AMERICAN SECONDARY MARTIAL FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS & ORIGINAL HOLSTERS, ca. 1790-1810: In overall good+ "Attic" untouched original flintlock condition with signs of use and wear. Round, 8", smoothbore, 62 caliber, pin-fastened, iron barrels with baluster-turned breeches, engraved "Trade" type Tobacco leaf etchings, on the tangs and early (ca. 1780) Birmingham proofmarks, on the left sides of their breeches. (Stockel #'s 1548 & 1549). Deeply toned and untouched, russet-colored surfaces with scattered salt & pepper. Molded and simply carved American Walnut fullstocks of American Federal Period design with simply carved "cane-handle-type" grips with bulbous screw-fastened butt-caps and simple raised carvings, around lock and sideplate mortises. Lightly engraved American sheet brass mounts of New England/Mid-Atlantic form with two barrel-form ramrod pipes, arrowhead finial trigger-guards, oval wrist-escutcheons and openwork "Ribbon type" sideplates with their original iron sidebolts. Trade/Commericial type (English) locks with "Ketland & Co." maker's signatures for the noted firm of Birmingham, UK & Philadelphia, PA (1797-1800), which exported many gun-locks to the US. (Please see Robert E. Gardner's: "Small Arms Makers", pg. 107). Rounded lockplates with their matching gooseneck hammers, bridle-less powder pans and arrowhead finial frizzen-springs. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and very good timing. In overall good+ "Attic Untouched" original flintlock condition with surface oxidation, signs of use and wear. The barrels with dark, rust-patinated surfaces, scattered patches of discoloration/fine pitting and very good touch-holes and bores. The locks with matching untouched dark surfaces with deeply toned brown-colored patina. Scattered discoloration, wear and both locks complete with their original components. Good stocks with generally sharp contours, 85% finish, various handling marks/abrasions, old slivered losses and various tight hairlines and working-period repairs,. The hardware with mustard-toned, untouched, brass surfaces with very good engravings, signs of use and wear. Complete with their original Leather Holsters with matching "Attic" untouched surfaces. Of 18th/19th Century Pommel/Saddle Holster form with cylidrical barrel-sleeves stitched leather end-plugs and integral flared mouths with remants of their flint compartments. Retain untouched, generally smooth and supple, black-colored, leather surfaces with very good stitching and expected signs of use, wear and exposure with crazing, scuffing, minor losses and discoloration. An untouched and scarce Pair of Frederal/War of 1812 Period American Secondary Martial Flintlock Officer's Pistols with their Original Holsters, ca. 1790-1810. Plain wooden ramrods with flared tips. Overall length 14". For additional information & similar type examples, please see: M. L. Brown's: "Firearms in Colonial America".

Price: $5,275.00


A VERY GOOD EARLY COLONIAL/"PIRATE PERIOD" DUTCH FLINTLOCK PISTOL by “LASONDER”, ca. 1690: In overall very good original flintlock condition and of likely military/Sea Service use, as of heavy & robust construction and adorned with "Trade" type motifs, often found on arms used by private militias, merchants, etc. Lightly cleaned and re-toned, sighted, round, .69 caliber, 10 1/8", smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron barrel with its brass blade type front sight and a baluster-turned breech. Molded and carved, heavy and robust, military type, dark-colored/ebonized, walnut fullstock with a bulbous butt and a thick wrist. Fully etched and embossed, brass mounts of early Dutch design. The butt-cap with long side stirrups and baroque floral embossed borders with an central grotesque Lion's Face Mask, on the pommel-cap. Two (2) baluster-turned, ramrod pipes and a nicely embossed, early type, Serpent Form "Trade-type" sideplate with its three (3) sidebolts: the third screw a wood-screw. The trigger-guard embossed, en suite with a sculpted acanthus leaf forward finial and a lightly engraved bow. In original flintlock configuration: the flat and faceted, banana form lock with a bridle-less powder-pan and a faintly engraved "LASONDER" maker's signature behind the hammer. Gerrit Lasonder of Utrecht, Holland is recorded working, ca. 1682-1722 (Please see E. Heer's: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 684). In overall very good original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring, fine timing and a replaced frizzen. The barrel and lock with lightly cleaned and re-toned, steel-gray surfaces and some scattered discoloration and wear. Very good hardware with smooth and lightly worn, embossed, brass surfaces with the expected signs of use. The stock with 85%+ dark-black-brown/ebonized finish, scattered handling marks and abrasions. The lock with generally smooth steel surfaces and a visible maker’s signature: in mechanically functional order. Horn tip wooden ramrod. A nice example of an Early Colonial/"Pirate" Period Dutch Flintlock Pistol, ca. 1690. *** The type of Dutch "Trade" Pistol often used by Privateers, Merchants, Sea Captains, during the late 17th-Early 18th Century Period. For similar examples & additional information, please see Hartman's "Dutch Gunmakers from the 15th to the 20th Century". & Gilkerson's: "Boarders Away". Overall length, 18 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A FINE & RARE 17th CENTURY ENGLISH BRASS BARREL & LOCK MARTIAL/NAVAL-TYPE FLINTLOCK "HOLSTER" PISTOL, BY THOMAS HAWLEY (I), ca. 1690: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Richly toned, smooth, two stage, round-to-round, 9 1/2", baluster-turned, brass, pin-fastened, smoothbore, .62 caliber, barrel with two, early London, ca. 1688 proof marks. (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 3, pg. 1637). A Fine wedding-band transition and marked with a Crown/”TH” Thomas Hawley I (Blackmore: Fig. 110) maker’s mark for the late 17th century London gunsmith who worked 1681-1707; and was also, a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…” pg. 111). Molded and relief carved dark, English walnut fullstock of classic Dutch-inspired, 17th Century English martial design. A pronounced lobe, at the ramrod entry and simple raised carvings, around the lock and sideplate mortises. Deeply Embossed and engraved, Early English-style, Full, Brass mounts. The trigger-guard with an acanthus leaf forward finial and an early “Dutch” type, fluted & vine-scroll engraved bow. A single, early type, baluster-turned ramrod pipe, an embossed & engraved shield-type wrist escutcheon and an openwork vine-scroll-form sideplate, of classic late 17th Century English design. Finely Strawberry vine & leaf engraved long stirrup-type butt-cap with engraved terminals and a oval pommel-cap with a screw finial. Rounded and fully engraved, early form, bridle-less mechanism with a banana-type, Strawberry vine engraved, Brass lockplate and its original lock components. Finely sculpted and engraved, iron, gooseneck hammer with its original top jaw & screw. Original trefoil finial frizzen-spring and rounded-back frizzen, en suite. Retains smooth, untouched, steel surfaces with light scattered staining and signs of use. Engraved, under the rounded, bridle-less powder-pan with a “T. HAWLEY” signature, in stylized cursive script. In mechanically functional with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall fine, original flintlock condition. The barrel with choice, smooth, brass surfaces, clear markings and a fine touch-hole and bore. The lock with matching brass & steel surfaces with fine engraving. Fin stock with very light scattered handling marks, expected wear and 90%+ finish. Original brass-tip wooden ramrod. A fine and Rare, Early Colonial Period, English Military Type Brass Barrel Flintlock Officer’s/Holster Pistol, ca. 1690. Overall length, 17 1/4". For a similar example, please see Claude Blair's: "Pistols of the World” & “European & American Arms…” & George C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $8,575.00


A VERY FINE & RARE PAIR OF MADRID-LOCK SPANISH (RIPOLL-MADE) FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by “JOAN ANGELATS”, ca. 1770: In overall very fine+ near excellent original flintlock condition. Octagonal to round, flared, 7 1/2", “bright”, smoothbore, 1.00+ cailber (@ muzzles), iron, barrels with fine wedding band transitions and iron barrel-tangs: the breech-tops with gold-inlayed Crown over “ANGE/LATS” (Stockel No. 7027) maker’s marks for Joan Angelats of Ripoll, Spain wrk. 1766-1790 and was a member of the noted, 18th century, Ripoll, “Angelats”, gunsmithing family. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 23 Retain choice, “bright”, steel surfaces with sharp contours and only some minor patches of surface-discoloration/salt & pepper. Molded and nicely carved walnut fullstocks of classic French-inspired Madrid form with finely detailed raised carved, floral bouquet aprons, at the barrel-tangs and simple relief and incised carvings around the locks and sideplates. Etched and fully engraved, brass mounts of rococo period Spanish form: Single (1) barrel-form ramrod pipes, finely engraved, oversized, rifle-type sideplates with central floral scrolls and hound’s-tooth borders, of classic Spanish style. The trigger-guards with leaf-type forward finials and etched and engraved bows; and the stirrup-type butt-caps with nicely engraved side-terminals and matching pommels with silvered oval finials: the side-stirrups with floral-vine-scroll etchings, en suite with the other mounts. Floral embossed Silver wrist escutcheons and applique type engraved finials, at the ramrod entries: of classic Ripoll type design. Fine and scarce “Madrid-Lock” Flintlock mechanisms with stepped and pointed tails, flat, beveled lockplates, teardrop finial frizzen-springs and bridled powder-pans. Matching, flat, faceted, gooseneck hammers of classic Madrid-Lock design with Ring-type Jaw-screws of Miquelet form. The frizzens with nicely faceted backs, en suite. In overall very fine+ near excellent, original flintlock condition with their original components, strong mainspring and fine timing. The barrels with finely flared, Cannon-type, Blunderbuss muzzles with finely engraved ringed borders. Very Fine bores and touch-holes. Retains sharp contours with choice smooth surfaces. The hardware, en suite with lightly toned, smooth, brass surfaces with sharp engraving and very little wear/signs of use. Very Fine+ stocks with 90%+ finish, smooth surfaces, sharp contours and some light scattered handling/storage-marks and tight hairlines. Retains choice steel, brass and wooden surfaces with only light signs of use. The lockplates and barrels with untouched “bright” steel surfaces and 80%+ latent polish: scattered discoloration and a fine untouched age-patina. Complete with their flared, brass-tip wooden ramrods. A very fine quality Pair of Spanish Colonial Period Madrid-lock (Flintlock) Blunderbuss Officer's Pistols, ca. 1770. In an exceptional state condition for a Pair of Blunderbuss Pistols, as these were often hard-used weapons of their era and usually exhibit signs of rough use/handling. For similar type Pistols, please see S. Brinckerhoff’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821”, pg. 56-62 & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World…”. Overall length, 14".

Price: $9,875.00


A VERY RARE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIOINARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1733 FLINTLOCK HOLSTER/HORSE PISTOL, ca. 1733: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. Regulation Pattern, octagonal to round, smoothbore, pin-fastened, approx. .67 caliber, 12 1/4", iron barrel with a generally smooth, gray-brown age-patina, some scattered light discoloration and staining and a Fleur-de-lis Arsenal marking, on the top left side of the breech. French walnut fullstock of Regulation Model 1733 form with molded and raised carved contours, around the mounts and lock and made with a bulbous styled butt with a flared pommel. Retains approx. 85%+ finish with some light scattered handling marks and expected signs of use. Full Brass furniture of Regulation French Model 1733 Holster Pistol form with a stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and an oval cap. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a pin-fastened trigger-guard with pointed finials and a rifle type triangular sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts. The fore-end-tip with a matching brass muzzle-band. Model 1733, flat & beveled, banana-form lockplate with a bridle-less powder-pan, original gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and its teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In fine+ untouched original flintlock configuration with a fine touch-hole and bore. Dark-colored, smooth, iron surfaces on the barrel and lock with a richly patinated gray/brown age-patina with some scattered light discoloration and staining. A fine & rare example of a French & Indian/Revolutionary War Period French Model 1733 Flintlock Holster/Horse Pistol, ca. 1733. Complete with its original wooden ramrod with brass tip. Overall length, 19 5/8". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 252 & Ugo Lander's: "Franzosische Ordonnanzpistolen 1733-1870”.

Price: $8,275.00


A VERY RARE MAKER-SIGNED COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIOINARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, by "W. GAMEL" ca. 1760: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Round, smoothbore, pin-fastened, approx. .60 caliber, 9 1/2", iron barrel with a generally smooth, gray-brown age-patina, some scattered light discoloration and staining and adorned with a "Folkish" engraved brass appliqué panel, on the top of the breech with slightly coarsely etched scrolls of "Pennsylvania Dutch" style. Molded & carved Tiger Maple fullstock with a distinct "Tiger Striped" grain figure and simple raised carved accents, around the lock and sideplate mortises. Of classic Colonial American design/form with a robust and short grip and simple carvings. Retains approx. 85%+ finish with some light scattered handling marks, tight hairlines, minor old repairs and the expected signs of use and wear. Folkish/Pennsylvania Dutch Style Engraved full Brass mounts of traditional Colonial American form. The screw-retained butt-cap with a floral-scroll engraved pommel and matching rear tang. A single (1) barrel-form ramrod entry-pipe with a matching rear finial; and the engraved "Rifle type" triangular sideplate with matching engravings and both of its iron sidebolts. Screw-fastened trigger-guard with a deeply fluted bow and an engraved rectangular forward finial of classic "Pennsylvania" form. Maker signed lock with a bridle-less powder-pan, its original gooseneck hammer, frizzen and its teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Signed/Engraved with a (worn) "W. GAMEL" maker's signature, in classical American style, 18th Century, Block characters: (For similar style engraving, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", fig. 94MM & 95MM). "W. Gamel" appears to be an unrecorded Colonial Period American Gunsmith, though there are several "Gamels" known to be from the Carolinas & Pennsylvania (Please see: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gamel-131). In very good dark & untouched original flintlock condition. Richly patinated, smooth, iron surfaces on the lock and barrel with some scattered discoloration, wear and age-stains. A very rare example of a Maker Signed Colonial/Revolutionary War Period American Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1760. Complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 16". For a similar type examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 264, 270, 271 & 272. ***From an old Virginia Collection.

Price: $7,875.00


A FINE QUALITY AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD LOBE-BUTT SCOTTISH ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL, by I. MURDOCH, ca. 1770s: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Octagonal to round, ribbed, 7 1/4", highly chiseled & engraved, .56 caliber, smoothbore, flared-muzzle barrel. "Highland-type" flintlock mechanism with all original components: a bridle-less powder-pan, a trefoil finial frizzen spring, gooseneck hammer and round-top frizzen: engraved throughout with finely detailed vine scrolls of typical rococo fashion. Signed under the pan with a crisp "I. MURDOCH" maker's signature for John Murdoch of Doune Scotland who was active 1750-1798 (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 2, pg. 846). Finely contoured steel fullstock of traditional lobe-butt form, with extensive scroll engraving, en suite with the barrel and lock. Complete with its matching iron belt-hook with sculpted finial and a rope-turned midsection. Retains its finely turned ramrod and its engraved, ball-type silver trigger and butt-cap. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The lock, stock and barrel with smooth steel surfaces with 90%+ original "bight" finish: some very minor scattered patches, old braze-repairs, on the grip and patches of of discoloration, commensurate with age. The lock in mechanically functional order with excellent timing, all original components and a strong mainspring. Original iron ramrod with button-head tip. A very nice and authentic, Revolutionary War Period All-Steel Scottish Belt Pistol, by the noted gunsmith "T. Murdoch", ca. 1770. Overall length, 11 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", Claude Blair's: "European & American Arms", plt. 464 & Martin Kelvin's: "The Scottish Pistol...".

Price: $9,775.00


A FINE & RARE 17th CENTURY BRESCIAN/NORTHERN ITALIAN CHISELED STEEL BELT PISTOL, ca. 1690s: In overall fine untouched condition. The octagonal to round, unsighted, 6 1/2", iron .50 caliber, smoothbore barrel with an engraved breech-section, a matching tang and a finely detailed double "wedding-band" transition. Nicely figured, dark burl walnut fullstock of early form with a straight grip and a flared “semi fish tail” butt. Relief carved around the barrel tang, the lockplate, sideplate and along the underside of the forestock: some minor old hairlines and small fills. Chiseled, pierced and embossed "bright" steel hardware of classic late 17th century Brescian form. The trigger-guard with a chiseled and embossed floral-form forward finial and its bow with deeply fluted borders and a finely detailed raised central floral medallion. Pierced, engraved and chiseled trigger and an openwork sideplate with etched dog-head-tendril vine scrolls, of 17th century form. Stirrup-type butt-cap with an embossed rounded pommel with and engraved floral pommel-cap, en suite with the trigger-guard bow. Two chiseled and etched ramrod pipes with finely detailed floral finials. The lockplate of traditional Brescian form with finely polished (85%+), rounded, steel surfaces with its sculpted and chiseled hammer. Matching retaining-screw and the top jaw with a chiseled decoration: the fizzen and bridle-less powder-pan, en suite. The lockplate with deeply fluted borders and a finely detailed embossed leaf, on its tail. Signed, across its face with an illegible “Pietro…?” maker’s signature. In overall fine condition with smooth surfaces, sharp contours and (85%) polish. The barrel with smooth steel surfaces, some light scattered discoloration and a fine touch-hole. Fine stock with 85% finish, some expected minor handling marks and a fine grain-pattern. The lockplate with sharp engraving/chiseling 85% polish and its original components: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. The hardware with a matching, deeply chiseled, steel surfaces. Original, wooden ramrod with a finely turned steel tip, of Italian form. Overall length 12". A very nice example of a scarce Late 17th Brescian Chiseled Steel Flintlock Belt-Sized Pistol, ca. 1690. (For similar examples, please see A. Gaibi: “Armi Da Fuoco Italiane”.

Price: $5,775.00


A VERY LONG & EARLY 18th CENTURY FRENCH MILITARY FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S HOLSTER/HORSE PISTOL, ca. 1720: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Long, octagonal to round, smoothbore, iron, pin-fastened, .60 caliber, 14", sighted barrel with a generally smooth, steel-gray age-patina with some scattered light discoloration and staining. Dark-colored, molded and carved, French walnut fullstock with a distinct grain pattern and very good wooden surfaces. Bulbous type butt with a flared pommel and a long slender forestock with incised line carvings, along its length. A raised floral bouquet carving, at the barrel-tang with some scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and signs of use. Chased and engraved, full iron mounts of classic French Rococo design. Stirrup-type butt-cap with long etched side-terminals and an oval pommel-cap with hound’s-tooth borders. Three barrel-form ramrod pipes and the pin-fastened trigger-guard with chased urn-type finials and a deeply fluted bow. Triangular sideplate with an etched and engraved Stand of Arms and very good surfaces complete with both of its sidebolts. Early French style, beveled, banana-form, flat lockplate with a bridle-less powder-pan and its original, etched gooseneck hammer. Signed, under the powder-pan with a (faint) “CALVANS/Di MOVANS”? maker’s signature/address and the borders with hound’s-tooth engraving. In mechanically functional order with very good timing and its original components: the frizzen with a Colonial-American? refacing. Retains smooth gunmetal-gray steel surfaces with some light scattered discoloration, wear and staining. In original flintlock condition with a very good touch-hole & bore. A Very Long and Graceful Early French Military Flintlock Holster/Horse Pistol, ca. 1720. Complete with its iron ramrod. Overall length, 21 1/2". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 250-251 & Claude Blair’s: European and American Arms…”. ***From an old New England Collection.

Price: $3,775.00


A VERY GOOD COSSACK (RUSSIAN) BURLWOOD STOCK BALL-BUTT MIQUELET HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1800: In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. Fine quality, band fastened, Native-made, watered steel, .55 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/2", cannon form barrel with a chiseled breech-top, a wedding-band transition and a raised sighting rib: the muzzle with an engraved baluster type “cannon” flare. Of fine quality Caucasian make with a sharp attention to detail, a fine touch-hole and bore and sharp contours with some scattered patches of staining/discoloration. Classic Cossack type, finely sculpted and stylized, Miquelet lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog with its original ring-type jaw-screw. Exposed mainspring and grooved-faced, squared-back frizzen of classic Cossack form. Retains its original components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Highly figured, molded and carved, Burl-Elmwood fullstock with a long and slender forestock, a delicately curved, wrist and a turned and carved, Horn Ball-type butt. Of traditional Cossack/Russian design, as made without a ramrod provsion. Steel mounts: a turned “ball” type trigger, a long backstrap, on the grip and a single barrel-band, en suite. In overall fine original “flintlock” condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces, some patches of discoloration and staining. Fine quality barrel with sharp engravings and fine steel surfaces. The lock, en suite with smooth, steel surface and its original components. Fine stock with a well defined and nicely figured, burl grain. Some minor abrasions and expected signs of use and handling. Retains approx. 90% finish with nicely sculpted contours. A fine example of classic Russian (Cossack) Miquelet Holster Pistol, ca. 1780-1800. For similar examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”, pg. 84 (plt. 810-812). Overall length, 18".

Price: $3,775.00


A VERY RARE COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIOINARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN (LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA) "SMALL-SIZE" FLINTLOCK "KENTUCKY PISTOL", ca. 1760: In overall fine, untouched original flintlock condition and of small, early, Lancaster "Kentucky Pistol" form. Octagonal-to-round, rifled, pin-fastened, .45 caliber, 3 1/2", iron barrel with a wedding-band barrel-transition and a cannon-form muzzle. Retains generally smooth, gray-colored steel surfaces with scattered discoloration and staining and salt & pepper. Molded & Finely Carved Maple fullstock with raised carved teardrop accents, around the lock and sideplate mortises. The barrel tang with a finely incised carved acanthus leaf border, en suite. The carvings of traditional, Early Colonial American (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) design. Fine stock of early form with a short curved grip and Bird's-head pommel. Retains 85%+ finish with some light scattered handling marks and expected signs of use. Full Brass mounts of slightly crude Colonial American make. Screw-retained butt-cap with a plain pommel and a matching, integral, rear tang. with pointed finial. A plain "Rifle type" triangular sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts. The trigger-guard with a faceted bow and an acanthus leaf forward finial of classic "Pennsylvania" form. Made without a ramrod-pipe and complete with its original brass-tip, wooden (Hickory?) ramrod. Unsigned, flat & beveled, lock of Colonial American (Pennsylvania) manufacture with its original components: of similar style to other recorded examples. Original Faceted bridle-less powder-pan, gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In fine untouched original flintlock condition. Retains smooth, iron surfaces with scattered discoloration, signs of use/wear and age-stains. A very rare example of a Colonial/Revolutionary War Period American (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Small-Size Flintlock "Kentucky" Pistol, ca. 1760. Overall length, 8".

Price: $6,975.00


A VERY RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD REGT. MARKED ENGLISH "DUBLIN CASTLE" PATTERN 1756/77 "LIGHT DRAGOON" PISTOL, ca. 1777: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Regulation Pattern,  9", smoothbore, .65 caliber, pin-fastened, round, iron barrel with a baluster turned breech and two (Dublin Castle type) Board of Ordnance/Govt. proof marks. (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 3, pg. No. ) The top of the breech with a clear "C-TOWN" Light Dragoon Regimental Marking)-- likely for provincial? Regiment. Molded and carved, Regulation Pattern walnut fullstock with raised-carvings, around the lock and sideplate and a matching beavertail apron, around the barrel-tang. Regulation, Pattern P. 1756/77 Light Dragoon, brass hardware with untouched and richly patinated, brown-mustard toned surfaces. A Hazel-Nut finial trigger-guard with a plain bow, a single barrel-shaped ramrod pipe, a screw-fastened short stirrup butt-cap and a flat "S"-shaped sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts. Pattern 1756/1777 "Extra Flat" lock with a Flat Gooseneck hammer , a pointed finial frizzen-spring and a coarsely etched and poorly applied (Dublin Castle Type) Crown/GR Royal Cypher: the tail marked "DUBLIN/CASTLE"-- for the famed English/Irish Arsenal. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition with smooth, sepia-brown colored steel surfaces. The barrel with a dark and smooth patina with scattered patches of discoloration and fine scattered pitting. The lock with matching steel surfaces and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Very good stock with various handling marks, scattered abrasions, signs of use and is marked, behind the sideplate with a Broad Arrow and "ROB"? marking.  Retains 75%  finish and is complete with its  brass-tip, wooden ramrod. A very Rare Regimentally Marked American Revolutionary War Period English "Dublin Castle" Light Dragoon Pattern 1756/77 Flintlock Pistol, ca. 1777. Overall length, 15 3/4". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $8,575.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD REGT. MARKED ENGLISH "LIGHT DRAGOON" PISTOL, ca. 1780: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The 9", smoothbore, .65 caliber, pin-fastened, round iron barrel with baluster turnings at the breech and two Board of Ordnance Govt. proof marks. The top of the breech with a clear 18-L-D (18th Light Dragoon regimental Marking), for the famed 18th Regiment. Molded and carved, walnut fullstock of Regulation English Light Dragoon design with raised-carvings around the lock and sideplate and a matching beavertail apron at the barrel-tang. Regulation Light Dragoon Pattern brass hardware with smooth surfaces and lightly toned, mustard, patina overall. The triggere-0guard with a hazelnut finial, a single barrel-shaped ramrod pipe, a short stirrup butt-cap and a flat "S"-shaped sideplate. The trigger-guard bow with its original "B/51" Battalion marking. Rounded, P-1777 lock with a "Wartime" notched gooseneck hammer with a notched spur and a teardrop finial frizzen-spring and a sharp Crown/GR Royal Cypher: the tail clearly marked "TOWER". In overall fine original flintlock condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces and 65%+ polish. The barrel with matching surfaces and a fine age patina with some light discoloration and fine scattered pitting. Fine stock with some minor handling marks and 90% original finish: several tight hairlines. Original Ordnance marked brass-tip, wooden ramrod. A very nice Regimentally Marked Revolutionary War Period English Light Dragoon Pattern Pistol, ca. 1780. Overall length, 15 3/4". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $9,775.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1756 "LONG" SEA SERVICE PISTOL, ca. 1770: In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock condition. Regulation length, round, iron, .56 caliber, smoothbore, 12", pin-fastened barrel with two early London Gunmaker Co. proof-marks and a Crown/W (Board of Ordnance) marking, on the breech. Untouched, dark, steel-gray surfaces with scattered salt & pepper, a fine touch hole and a very good bore. Fully Board of Ordnance Inspected, molded and carved Walnut fullstock of Pattern 1756 form with a narrow wrist, a raised beavertail apron, at the barrel tang and raised points, at the tails of lock and sideplate mortises. Marked, behind the barrel-tang apron with a Non-Dated, Revolutionary War Period, Storekeep’mark and a Crown/6 Acceptance mark; additionally, marked in the ramrod channel with various Roman Nmueral markings. The lock of Reulation Pattern 1756 “Flat” Sea Service design with its original flat reinforced hammer, a Faceted bridle-less powder-pan and an arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. Marked with a Board of Ordnance Crown marking, under the powder-pan and engraved with a “REA" maker’s/Contractor’s signature, for John Rea I of London, UK, who worked at 122 Minories, 1777-8 (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 165-166). Full Brass, Pattern 1756, Sea Service-type furniture. A screw-fastened, heavy, bulbous butt-cap with short side-terminals. The trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial and a plain bow. A single (1) barrel-form ramrod pipe and a long flat sideplate with an integral rear tail: pierced for a (long-removed) belt-hook. Retains both its iron sidebolts and is in overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel and mechanism with richly toned, untouched, iron surfaces with clear markings and the expected salt & pepper and discoloration, from likely exposure to Sea/Salt-Air. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: the barrel en suite with untouched steel surfaces with a deeply toned age patina. The Stock with very good contours, visible Ordnance Acceptance marks, some scattered handling marks, tight hairline repairs, 85% finish and scattered light abrasions. Untouched hardware with smooth & finely patinated, mustard-colored, brass surfaces with light patches of tarnish, in the protected recesses. Complete with its original brass-tip wooden ramrod. Overall length 19". A scarce example of an American Revolutionary War Period English Pattern 1756 Naval/Sea Service Pistol, ca. 1770 with English Board of Ordnance Markings, indicating “Royal (Naval) Service”. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 249, W. Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away...”, vol. 2 & D. Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates For British Ordnance Small Arms…”, pg. 22, 29, 48 & 90. ***From an old & prominent New York Collection.

Price: $4,875.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S BLUNDERBUSS HOLSTER PISTOL BY “JOYNER”, ca. 1760: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with a smooth steel-gray lock and barrel. Finely carved English walnut fullstock with engraved & embossed, Brass mounts of classic Georgian form. Widely Flared, octagonal-to-round, 9”, trumpet-form, smoothbore, iron barrel with a flared 1” muzzle and a fine wedding band tansition. Scroll and Hound’s tooth-engraved, lockplate with its original engraved gooseneck hammer, arrow finial frizzen-spring and a “JOYNER” maker’s signature, under the bridled powder-pan. John Joyner of London: worked, ca. 1747-d. 1777; and was a gunmaker to the Hudson Bay Co. (1769-1773) (please see H. Blackmore: “Gunmakers of London 1350-1850”, pg. 125). Molded and nicely carved, English walnut fullstock of classic Georgian rococo design with a raised scallop-shell apron, around the barrel-tang and a flared bulbous butt with a stirrup buttcap. Retains 85%+ finish with sharp contours, scattered handling marks, abrasions and minor old slivers, along the forestock. Engraved and embossed, fine quality, brass mounts of mid-18th Century English Officer’s Pistol design. Stirrup-type butt-cap with engraved side-terminals and a deeply embossed & engraved Grotesque mask pommel-cap with “Tudor Rose” side accents. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes with its original horn-tip ramrod. An embossed wrist-escutcheon with Helmet & “Stand of Arms” finials. The trigger-guard with an embossed acorn form forward finial and a “Tudor Rose” engraved bow. Finely embossed martial theme sideplate with classic English “Stand of Arms” with Cannons, Flags and Armour. Retains both iron sidebolts, the front associated. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth steel-gray, iron surfaces, sharp contours and a fine touch-hole and bore. The stock with nicely molded and carved borders, around the lock and sideplate mortises; and the mounts with smooth, golden-mustard-toned, brass surfaces with some very light wear and signs of use/handling. Fine lock with a strong mainspring, its original components, a visible maker’s signature and matching steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel. An attractive & large-size example of a Colonial/Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Blunderbuss Officer's Holster Pistol, by an noted London Gunsmith, ca. 1760. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 16”.

Price: $5,375.00


A SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1774 "CHARLEVILLE" FLINTLOCK PISTOL, dtd. 1774: In overall fine+, original flintlock condition. Regulation, pattern, round, smoothbore, iron, band-fastened, .69 caliber, 9" barrel with an Crown (St. Etienne) Arsenal marking and a (17)"74" date of manufacture, on the left side of its breech: the barrel-tang marked "1773". Smooth, clean, steel-gray surfaces with a lightly toned patina and 85%+ "bright" finish: fine touch-hole & bore. Regulation Pattern walnut fullstock with sharp contours, fine surfaces, 85%+ finish and some scattered light handling marks, abrasions and expected signs of military use. Marked behind the sideplate with an impressed, "E. COUTIER", French Arsenal, inspector's signature for an E. Coutier of St. Etienne, France, who was a member of the "Couturier" family of St. Etienne, France (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 249). Mustard toned, Regulation Pattern, French Model 1766/73 full brass furniture: a raised "S" shaped sideplate, a double-loop barrel band (with its original retaining spring), the trigger-guard with long teardrop finials and the screw-fastened rounded butt-cap with a short rear finial. In fine+ original flintlock configuration with smooth metal and wood surfaces. Complete with its original button-head iron ramrod. Fine lock of Regulation Model 1774 design with a rounded lockplate. Retains its original bridled rounded iron powder-pan, rounded reinforced hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and rounded frizzen with a tail. The face of the lock very clearly marked with a Crown/“HB" French Arsenal marking-- for the "St. Etienne" Arsenal. Also, clearly marked "Manufacture St. Etienne". Smooth, bright, lockplate surfaces with light scattered discoloration and salt & pepper. In original flintlock condition with fine mechanics and a strong mainspring. A fine example of a scarce American Revolutionary War Period French Model 1774 Flintlock Pistol. Overall length, 16 3/8". Of the various Pistols supplied by French to aid the Colonists, during the American War of Independence, the Model 1763/66 & the Model 1774 Pistols were received in the largest numbers. For examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons..." & Ugo Lander’s: "Franzosische Ordonnanzpistolen 1733-1870”, pg. 20-22.

Price: $6,775.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH OFFICER'S GORGET w/ GEORGE III ROYAL CYPHER, ca. 1780: In overall fine untouched condition with lightly toned, engraved gilt bronze surfaces (85%+): the reverse side retaining its original buff leather liner. Rolled borders with fine contours: the upper loops with piercings for a suspension-cord and the interior leather surfaces with an untouched age-patina: some expected light staining and discoloration. The center with a finely engraved George III Royal Cypher with a large Crown/"GR" within an acanthus leaf vine border. Of fine quality with a sharp attention to detail and finely etched accents. Crisp engravings with a nicely jeweled Crown: a minor/tight hairline, above the Cypher. A fine original example of an American Revolutionary War Period English Officer's Gorget, ca. 1780. For a similar example, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms..." Fig. 310

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1756 "LONG" SEA SERVICE PISTOL w/ ROYAL SHIP'S IDENTIFICATION, ca. 1760: In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock condition. Regulation length, round, iron, .56 caliber, smoothbore, 12", pin-fastened barrel. Untouched, dark, steel surfaces with scattered salt & pepper, a fine touch hole and a very good bore. Molded and carved Walnut fullstock of Pattern 1756 form with a narrow wrist, a raised beavertail apron, at the barrel tang and raised points, at the tails of lock and sideplate mortises. Marked, behind the barrel-tang apron with a Non-Dated, Revolutionary War Period, Storekeep’mark and marked in the ramrod channel with various Roman Nmueral markings. The lock of Reulation Pattern 1756 “Flat” Sea Service design with its original flat reinforced hammer, a Faceted bridle-less powder-pan and an arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. Marked with a Crown/GR Royal Cypher, under the powder-pan and the tail with a "TOWER" marking. Full Brass, Pattern 1756, Sea Service-type furniture. A screw-fastened, heavy, bulbous butt-cap with short side-terminals. The trigger-guard with a hazelnut forward finial and a plain bow. A single (1) barrel-form ramrod pipe and a long flat sideplate with an integral rear tail: pierced for a (long-removed) belt-hook: marked with a "R * SIMEY: SUNDERLAND" Ship's marking for the HMS SUNDERLAND which was a "60 Gun Man of War" commissioned in 1724 and sank in 1761, off the Indian Coast with 376 of 393 crewmen dead (please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Sunderland_(1724). Retains both its iron sidebolts and is in overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel and mechanism with deeply toned, untouched, iron surfaces with clear markings and the expected salt & pepper and discoloration, from likely exposure to Sea/Salt-Air. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: the barrel en suite with untouched steel surfaces with a deeply toned age patina. The Stock with very good contours, visible markings, scattered handling marks, hairlines/repairs, 85% finish and scattered light abrasions. Untouched hardware with smooth & finely patinated, mustard-colored, brass surfaces with light patches of tarnish, in the protected recesses. Complete with its brass-tip wooden ramrod. Overall length 19". A scarce example of an American Revolutionary War Period English Pattern 1756 Naval/Sea Service Pistol, ca. 1760 with identified “Royal (Naval) Service”. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 249, W. Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away...”, vol. 2 & D. Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates For British Ordnance Small Arms…”, pg. 22, 29, 48 & 90. ***From an old & prominent New York Collection.

Price: HOLD


AN EARLY & RARE 17TH CENTURY FRENCH/FRENCH COLONIAL? FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S CAVALRY/HORSE PISTOL, ca. 1670: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The three stage, octagonal to round-to round, smoothbore, iron, pin-fastened, .45 caliber, 11", steel barrel with smooth, steel-gray surfaces with some scattered light discoloration and staining: very good touch-hole. Very simply molded and carved French/American? walnut fullstock with light colored wooden surfaces. The bulbous styled butt with a finely flared pommel, a minor old repair and the long and slender forestock with incised line carvings, along its length. A simple raised beavertail apron carving, at the barrel-tang. Retains sharp contours, 85%+ finish with some scattered handling marks, abrasions and signs of use/wear. Plain, Regulation type, full iron mounts. The stirrup-type butt-cap with a screw-fastened pommel-cap. Two barrel-form ramrod pipes, en suite; and the screw-fastened trigger-guard with simple pointed finials and a pronounced bow. Of early, 17th Century form, as made without a sideplate and is complete with both of its iron sidebolts. Early style, rounded, lock with a bridle-less powder-pan, an internal frizzen-spring and its original, matching, gooseneck hammer with its top jaw & screw. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original components. The tail of the lockplate with an early type, engraved, Crossed Lilies Coat of Arms/Unit Insignia? Marking (Possibly French or French Colonial & Should be Researched). Choice, smooth, steel-gray surfaces with patches of discoloration/staining, en suite with the barrel. In original flintlock condition and a very nice example of a seldom seen Early type French/French Colonial Flintlock Cavalry/Horse Pistol, ca. 1670. Complete with it original? iron tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 17 1/2". For similar examples & additional information, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 250 & Claude Blair’s: “European and American Arms…”.

Price: $5,775.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE 17th CENTURY ITALIAN/BRESCIAN CHISELED-STEEL SNAPHANCE BELT PISTOL, ca. 1675: In overall very good untouched condition. The octagonal to round, classic, Brescian-made, 10 1/2", .52 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with an octagonal breech-section and fine "wedding-band" transitions. Molded and finely carved, figured/burl walnut fullstock with relief carved floral vines, around the lock, sideplate and along the forestock: some scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and signs of use: retains 75% finish. Deeply Chiseled and richly engraved, pierced, steel hardware of classic 17th Century Brescian form. The trigger with a finely sculpted profile and the trigger-guard with a floral-type forward finial and a fluted bow. The pierced and chased, openwork sideplate with vine scrolls and dog’s/serpent’s head tendrils. Chiseled stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and an embossed rounded pommel with a putti mask finial (some wear). Two baluster turned ramrod pipes and a finely detailed openwork vine barrel-tang escutcheon. Very good quality Snaphance mechanism of classic, chiseled and etched, Brescian form. Scroll and floral engraved lockplate with its finely sculpted, separate, sliding pan-cover. The relief-chiseled hammer, en suite with a putti-mask-embossed retaining screw and its original jaw and period flint with an oxidized lead wrap. Matching chiseled frizzen with a finely pierced arm. Very good exterior surfaces with some wear to the engraving, scattered light to moderate pitting and signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, very good timing and its functional sliding pan-cover. The barrel with matching, generally untouched, steel surfaces and some scattered discoloration and fine pitting: very good touch-hole and bore. The stock with a fine burlwood grain figure, 75% of finish, sharp and very fine quality relief carvings and some expected handling marks, minor chips, wear and signs of use. The lock with fine quality relief chiseled accents and engraving (worn) with its original components and both its sidebolts. Complete with its finely chiseled screw-fastened Belt-Hook with matching untouched steel-gray surfaces. The hardware, en suite with deeply toned, dark gray, steel surfaces with a very fine attention to detail. Original, plain, wooded ramrod. Overall length 16 1/2". A classically styled and rare 17th Century Brescian Snaphance Belt Pistol, ca. 1675: (for similar examples, please see A. Gaibi: “Armi Da Fuoco D'Italiane” & C. Blair’s: “European and American Arms…”.

Price: $5,775.00


A FINE PAIR OF SILVER MOUNTED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by JAMES BARBAR II, ca. 1766 (Hallmarks for 1766): In overall fine original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, three stage, 8", slightly flared, smoothbore, .65 caliber, "bright finished" steel barrels with finely engraved breeches, scroll-engraved barrel-tangs and silver foresights: marked on the left breech-tops with two (2), “pre-1740” London Gunmaker Company proof marks and with center-line "LONDON" addresses (very worn). Full sidelock flintlock mechanisms of classic mid-18th century Georgian form with floral engraved flat lockplates and fine scroll engraved gooseneck hammers: engraved under the bridled powder-pans with clear "BARBAR"" signatures. James Barbar II of London, UK was a noted mid-18th century gunsmith who worked ca. 1750. He was the son of James I-- the Gentleman Armorer to King George II and he was apprenticed to his father in 1747. (please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 46). Deeply embossed and nicely engraved, heavy-gauge, London Hallmarked, silver, by Joseph King (hallmarks for 1766). Deeply embossed and engraved, stirrup-type Silver butt-caps with vine-scroll accents and well-appointed and finely detailed embossed scallop shells. A finely detailed “Greenman/Wildman” Grotesque Mask of classic mid-century Georgian form, on the pommel-cap; and the stlye of mask associated with the famed Pair of Pistols carried by George Washington, during the American Revolutionary War. (For similar examples & additional information, (please see: Peter Bower’s: “Grotesque Butt-caps on 18th Century British Pistols”, “The Armourer”, May, 2017, pg. 60-64 & "American Rifleman" Feb. 2022, pg. 50-53). Fully Hallmarked, Silver trigger-guard with a "Stand of Arms" engraved bows and raised and embossed acanthus leaf forward finials. Two silver ramrod pipes, chased & embossed, openwork, silver ribbon-type sideplates and vacant wrist escutcheons with scallop shell finials, en suite with the butt-caps. Molded and finely carved, burl walnut, fullstocks with relief carved teardrops, around the lock and sideplatesl and raised scallop shell aprons, at the barrel-tangs. In overall fine original flintlock condition with various light handling marks, abrasions and tight hairlines. The barrels with sharp contours, fine bores and some light patches of discoloration/wear: clear proof marks. Fine "bright" steel surfaces with light patches of discoloration and salt & pepper. The locks/mechanisms with matching smooth steel surfaces, clear maker's signatures, and original lock components and fine mechanics. Fine walnut stocks with 90% finish, sharp contours and some minor handling marks and old tight hairlines. Complete with their horn-tip wooden ramrods. A very fine quality Pair of Silver Mounted American Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer's/Holster Pistols, by the esteemed 18th century London Gunsmith, James Barbar II, ca. 1766. Overall length, 14".

Price: $14,775.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, by “ADAMS", ca. 1770: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Round, 8 1/4", baluster-turned, smoothbore, .65 caliber, iron barrel with a scroll-engraved barrel-tang & breech. Marked, on the left side of the breech with two (2), London proof marks. The center of the breech with a "LONDON" address with a "balloon" border. The barrel with a fine touch-hole, smooth steely-gray surfaces and clear markings. Full sidelock flintlock mechanism of mid-18th century Georgian form with a thread & vine scroll engraved, rounded lock, its original scroll engraved gooseneck hammer, its matching frizzen, arrowhead finial frizzen-spring and a bridle-less powder-pan. Clearly signed with an "ADAMS " maker’s signature for John Adams II of London, UK, who worked ca. 1776. (Please H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London 1350-1850”, pg. 39). Lightly engraved, full Brass mounts. A "Queen Ann" type butt-cap with engraved borders and short top finial. The Trigger-guard with an engraved "Starburst" on its bow and an engraved Arrowhead forward finial. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes and a lightly engraved openwork sideplate with acanthus leaf accents and both of its iron sidebolts. A vacant shield type wrist escutcheon with lightly engraved borders, en suite. Molded and carved, English walnut, fullstock with relief carved "points", around the lock and sideplate mortises and a raised carved scallopshell apron, around the barrel-tang. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, a fine bore, some scattered patches of discoloration and clear markings: expected light scattered discoloration/wear. Retains "Bright" steel surfaces with much (85%+) finish. The lock/mechanism with smooth steel surfaces, a clear maker's signature; and its original lock components. In mechanically functional order with with fine timing and a strong mainspring. The stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, minor handling marks, old repairs/hairlines and the expected signs of use. Complete with its original horn-tip wooden ramrod. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer's, ca. 1770. Overall length, 14". ***For similar examples, please see: Warren Moore's: "Weapons of the American Revolution" and G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $3,875.00


A VERY FINE BRESCIAN (N. ITALIAN) FLINTLOCK GREATCOAT/POCKET PISTOL, by “ANGELO BINI” ca. 1780: In overall very fine+/near excellent original flintlock condition. Deeply chiseled, .45 caliber, octagonal to round, 4 1/2", iron barrel with deeply etched, rococo type, scroll engraving at the breech, muzzle and along the top of the integral sighting-rib. The center of the breech-top with a clearly struck “A.“BRESCIA” maker’s marking/address, within a Crowned cartouche. Nicely figured, European Walnut fullstock of "right-angle" form with relief carved teardrop moldings, around the lock and sideplate mortises. Incised carved “thread” type accents, along the forsetock and around the mounts. Deeply engraved and fully embossed brass hardware with very fine quality, dimpled, Silver Appliqué backgrounds. The trigger-guard with rococo type, embossed floral, scroll-type finials and its bow with a finely chased and silvered, central, floral medallion. Floral-form sideplate with deeply embossed, scroll designs and both of its iron sidebolts. The lockplate of very fine quality, mid-18th century Italian form. The surfaces, fully chased and engraved with rococo, vine type scrolls and its bottom edge with an A. Bini maker’s signature for Angelo Bini, who worked ca. 1770-1790 (Please see E. Heer’s:” Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 103. In overall very fine+ near excellent condition with its engraved gooseneck hammer, bridled powder-pan and frizzen with trefoil finial frizzen-spring. Excellent barrel with a choice bore, very fine touch-hole and sharp engraving/chiseling: virtually no pitting or discoloration. Very fine stock with 95% finish and only the lightest of handling. Excellent lock with choice steel surfaces, 95% polish and sharp engraving. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing. Replaced, plain, wooden ramrod. Overall length 9 1/2". (for similar examples, please see A. Gaibi: Armi Da Fuoco D'Italiane pl. 563-566).

Price: $3,575.00


A VERY FINE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, by “T. HENSHAW", ca. 1750: In overall very fine original flintlock condition. Three stage, round-to-rounf, 7 1/4", baluster-turned, smoothbore, .60 caliber, iron barrel with a scroll-engraved barrel-tang & breech. Marked, on the left side of the breech with two (2), “pre-1740” London Gunmaker Company proof marks and with a Crown/ “T.H.” maker’s (Thomas Henshaw) maker’s mark (Stockel # 7585). The center of the breech with a "LONDON" address. Very fine barrel with a fine touch-hole, smooth steely-gray surfaces and clear markings. Full sidelock flintlock mechanism of classic mid-18th century Georgian form with a thread & vine scroll engraved, flat, casehardened lockplate, a fine scroll engraved gooseneck hammer, its matching squate-back frizzen, arrowhead finial frizzen-spring and a bridle-less powder-pan. Clearly signed with a "T. HENSHAW" maker’s signature for Thomas Henshaw of London, UK, who worked ca. 1732-1762 and was a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance, 1757. (Please H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London 1350-1850”, pg. 112). Embossed and engraved, full Brass mounts. Stirrip type embossed and engraved, butt-cap with engraved short side-panels and a nicely detailed "Tudor Rose" engraved pommel-cap. The trigger-guard with an etched Starbust on its bow and a pointed forward finial. A single barrel-form ramrod pipe and its finely engraved openwork sideplate with a nicely detailed Stand of Arms. Vacant shield type wrist escutcheon with lightly engraved borders, en suite. Molded and carved, walnut, fullstock of English "Light Dtgoon" style with nicely appointed relief carved points, around the lock and sideplate mortises and a raised carved beavertail apron, around the barrel-tang. In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, a fine bore, some scattered patches of discoloration and clear markings some expected light scattered discoloration/wear. Retains "Bright" steel surfaces with much (85%+) finish. The lock/mechanism with smooth steel surfaces, a clear maker's signature; and its original lock components with very fine mechanics/timing and a strong mainspring. Fine stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, minor handling marks and only the expected signs of use. Complete with its original flared tip wooden ramrod. A Classic Example of a French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer's, ca. 1750. Overall length, 13". ***For similar examples, please see: Warren Moore's: "Weapons of the American Revolution" and G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $5,275.00


A FINE QUALITY SILVER MOUNTED REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, by “GRIFFIN”, HALLMARKED FOR 1766: In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. Round, 6 3/4", slightly flared, smoothbore, .62 caliber, sighted, "bright finished" steel barrel with a scroll-engraved barrel-tang & breech. Marked, on the left side of the breech with two (2), “pre-1740” London Gunmaker Company proof marks and with an “IG” maker’s (Joseph Griffin) maker’s mark. The center of the breech with a "GRIFFIN LONDON" address within a banner: some wear to the address & scattered salt & pepper. Full sidelock flintlock mechanism of classic mid-18th century Georgian form with a thread & vine scroll engraved, flat, casehardened lockplate, a fine scroll engraved gooseneck hammer, its matching frizzen, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and a bridled powder-pan. A "GRIFFIN" maker’s signature within a floral ribbon banner for Joseph Griffin of London, UK: a noted 18th Century Gunsmith & son of Benjamin Griffin who was appointed Gunmaker to King George III. (Please H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London 1350-1850”, pg. 104). Deeply embossed and nicely etched, heavy-gauge, Hallmarked (for 1766) Silver mounts, by noted mid 18th Century Silver/Goldsmith, John King III of London, UK; who worked, ca. 1750 and who’s “I. K.” marking first appeared on gunmounts, in 1765. (Please see Blackmore's: "Gunmakers...", pg. 127). Stirrip type embossed and engraved, silver butt-cap with engraved side-panels, deeply embossed scallop shells and a finely detailed “Greenman/Wildman” Grotesque Mask of classic mid-century Georgian form, on the pommel-cap. (For similar examples & additional information, (please see: Peter Bower’s: “Grotesque Butt-caps on 18th Century British Pistols”, “The Armourer”, May, 2017, pg. 60-64). Fully Hallmarked, Silver trigger-guard with a Tudor Rose engraved bow and a raised and embossed acanthus leaf forward finial. Two silver ramrod pipes and its finely embossed silver sideplate with a finely detailed Stand of Arms. The shield type wrist escutcheon with an embossed Stand of Arms with Helmet & Cannon-type finials. Molded and finely carved, burl walnut, fullstock with nicely appointed relief carved teardrops, around the lock and sideplate mortises and a raised carved scallop shell apron, at the barrel-tang. In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, a very good bore, some scattered patches of discoloration and a fine gold-lined touch-hole. Some scattered light patches of discoloration/wear with clear proof marks. "Bright" steel surfaces with much finish. The lock/mechanism with smooth steel surfaces, a clear maker's signature; and its original lock components with very good mechanics and a strong mainspring. Fine walnut stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, minor handling marks and the expected signs of use. Complete with its original horn-tip baleen ramrod. A very nice Silver Mounted Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer's/Holster Pistol, by the esteemed 18th century London gunsmith, Joseph Griffin who was the “Gentleman Armourer” to the King, in 1760 and was also, Master of the London Gunmaker Company, in 1761 & in 1763. Similar style of embellishment as the Pistol carried by George Washington. (Please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 240). Overall length, 12 1/2".

Price: $7,575.00


A VERY FINE LARGE-SIZE EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL, BY "JOHN HAWKINS, Jr.", ca. 1700: In overall very fine original flintlock condition with a lightly engraved banana form, rounded lockplate, a matching iron barrel and embossed and engraved, brass mounts of early English form. Flared, 8 3/4", octagonal-to-round, heavy-gauge, 1.00 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with a baluster turned & chiseled breech and a fine wedding-band transition. The left side of the breech with two (2) 1688 type, London Gunmaker, Co. proof marks and its engraved iron barrel-tang, en suite. Thread-Engraved, banana form, lockplate with its original, iron, gooseneck hammer, engraved frizzen and trefoil finial frizzen-spring. Clearly signed, under the bridled powder-pan with a "J. HAWKINS/JUNIOR" maker's signature. John Hawkins, Jr. of London, UK, worked (1685-1726) and was a Gunmaker to the Hudson Bay Co. 1695-1726 and to the Board of Ordnance, 1686-1716. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London...", pg. 111). Very fine lock with smooth iron surfaces, 85%+ polish and light patches of discoloration. Of very fine quality with a early type waterproof powder-pan with a integral piercing. Retains choice steel surfaces and very fine timing with a strong mainspring. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, English walnut fullstock of early, English, Blunderbuss form with a Robust, bulbous type butt and fine quality raised carvings. Retains 90+% finish with sharp contours and only some light scattered handling marks. Engraved and Embossed, brass mounts of early English form. The stirrup type buttcap with long, embossed side-terminals and a finely embossed, “Greenman’s Mask" butt-cap-finial. Two (2) baluster-type ramrod pipes, the trigger-guard with an embossed openwork, acanthus leaf forward finial and a fluted bow of early English form. An associated?, plain, openwork sideplate and a vacant wrist escutcheon with finely embossed "Greenman" finials, en suite with the butt-cap. Wooden ramrod with brass tip. In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth, nicely patinated, steel surfaces, sharp markings and some light wear, discoloration and signs of use: a fine bore and touch-hole. Very fine+ stock with sharp raised carvings, around the lock and sideplate mortises, a raised carved apron, around the barrel tang and matching, raised, vine carvings, along the rear sides of the fore-stock. Very fine mounts with untouched, mustard-toned, brass surfaces and very fine quality engraving. A classic example of an Early Colonial Period English Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol, by the esteemed London Gunsmith, "John Hawkins, Jr.", ca. 1700. Overall length, 16 1/4”.

Price: $8,775.00


A VERY GOOD 19TH CENTURY OTTOMAN-TURKISH/BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1830: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Very good quality, long, deeply chiseled and engraved, round, .63 caliber, smoothbore, 11 3/4", band & pin-fastened, iron barrel with chiseled floral scrolls (lightly worn) and a brass blade-type fore-sight: the iron barrel tang, en suite and made with a rear sighting-groove. Etched and engraved, Turkish made, Flintlock mechanism with a deeply beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its original gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen with a squared top: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp, contours, scroll engravings and dark steel surfaces with some light wear and oxidation. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Molded and simply carved walnut fullstock of traditional "Ottoman"" form with as long and slender forestock, a "false" wooden ramrod and a deeply curved grip with bulbous pommel. Plain brass mounts: two (2) ramrod-pipes-- for the "false" wooden ramrod and a single bull-nose brass muzzle-cap/barrel-band. A stirrup type butt-cap with long side terminals, a bulbous pommel-cap and a replaced finial. The trigger-guard with a simple bow and a sculpted upper finial. And a plain rifle type triangular sideplate with both of its iron side-bolts : one associated.. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with deeply toned and untouched gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. Very good stock with scattered handling marks, minor repairs, 85%+ finish and several tight hairlines. The hardware, en suite with mustard-colored brass surfaces and the noted restoration. A nice example of an early 19th Century Ottoman-Turkish/Baltic Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1830. Overall length, 18".

Price: $850.00


A FINE & SCARCE DANISH MODEL 1772 HEAVY DRAGOON FLINTLOCK HORSE/HOLSTER PISTOL ca. 1772: In overall fine original flintlock condition with clean metal and wooden surfaces. Regulation length, 12 3/4”, smoothbore, .72 caliber, pin-fastened, round, iron barrel with its original, large, blade type, brass front sight. Molded and carved, Beechnut fullstock of Danish Model 1772 design. Regulation Model 1772, Plain, brass mounts with smooth lightly toned surfaces with a fine, golden-mustard patina overall. The trigger-guard with simple rounded finials and a "37" Unit/Rack Marking, on the inside of its bow. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipe pipes, a raised sideplate with a tail and the screw-fastened butt-cap with long side-stirrups. Model 1772 rounded lock/mechanism with a pronounced "banana-shaped" bottom edge lockplate and two bridle-screws, behind its original gooseneck hammer. Retains its original teardrop finial frizzen-spring, rounded frizzen and both of its iron sidebolts. In overall fine original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring and very good timing. The lock with smooth, steel-gray surfaces and light scattered discoloration. The Barrel, en suite with a smooth, lightly toned age-patina, sharp contours, clean, steel surfaces and some light scattered discoloration: a fine touch-hole and bore. Fine stock with some expected minor handling marks, 90%+ finish and minor old fills, at the rear-most barrel pins. Complete with its original button head iron ramrod. A very nice example of a scarce Danish Model 1772 Dragoon Horse/Holster Pistol, ca. 1772. Overall length, 20 1/4". For similar examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “European and American Arms 1150-1850”.

Price: $3,975.00


A VERY GOOD QUALITY BALKAN (ALBANIAN) or (GREEK) FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1820: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The round-to-round, .58 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/8", iron, band and pin-fastened barrel with a Turkish? (Crescent Moon) and a Sunken circular proof mark, on the top of the breech: of very good quality with a sharp attention to detail. Lightly etched and engraved, rounded Flintlock mechanism with a rounded, banana-form lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer and etched frizzen-back: of fine quality Near Eastern/Greek manufacture with sharp contours, fine engraving and 85%+ polish. Retains its components and in functional order with a strong mainspring. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of typical Balkan/Greek influenced form, having a long slender and pointed butt. Of most likely Greek manufacture, as is fitted with its full-length, removable, brass-tip, iron ramrod. Finely etched and embossed brass mounts: of typical quality. The long and slender stirrup type butt-cap with a elongated and turned pommel with etched and engraved borders. The trigger-guard with deeply embossed acanthus leaf finials and a finely etched/embossed bow. A single barrel-form ramrod pipe, an embossed and engraved openwork vine-scroll sideplate and a plain oval wrist escutcheon. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, steel-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting: the barrel with some scattered discoloration, en suite. Very good stock with light signs of use, some minor handling marks, 80% finish and an old “filled” repair at the muzzle-cap. The fine quality and nicely made lock with smooth steel surfaces and fine mechanics. The hardware with a fine attention to its etched and embossed details. A very nice example of a fine quality Balkan/Greek Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810. Overall length, 20 1/2".

Price: $1,575.00


A VERY FINE & EARLY 18th CENTURY SILVER MOUNTED EARLY GEORGIAN COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S/HOLSTER PISTOL, BY RICHARD WELFORD, ca. 1715: In overall very fine, “attic-untouched” original flintlock condition. Richly toned, smooth, three stage, round-to-round, 9", iron, pin-fastened, smoothbore, .60 caliber, barrel with two, early London, ca. 1688 proof marks. (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 3, pg. 1637). Fine wedding-band transitions and marked with a Crown/”RW” Richard Welford I (Blackmore: Fig. 248) maker’s mark for the early 18th century London gunsmith who worked 1703-1747; and was a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance 1715-1719. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…” pg. 199). Molded and finely relief carved dark, English walnut fullstock of classic Dutch-inspired, 17th century English design. Adorned with deep relief carvings, a pronounced lobe at the ramrod entry and raised teardrops, around the lock and sideplate mortises. Also a finely raised acanthus leaf finial, around the barrel tang. Embossed and engraved, Classic, Early English-style, Full, Silver mounts: minor handling. The trigger-guard with an acanthus leaf forward finial and an early “Dutch” type, fluted bow. Two (2) early type, baluster-turned ramrod pipes, an embossed & engraved shield-type wrist escutcheon with an Eagle Coat of Arms (should be researched) and an openwork vine-scroll-form sideplate, of classic late 17th century design. Finely engraved and detailed long stirrup-type butt-cap with engraved terminals and a finely embossed grotesque mask pommel-cap. Rounded and lightly engraved, early form, bridle-less lock with a banana-type lockplate, its original lock components. Sculpted and engraved gooseneck hammer with its original etched top jaw. Original frizzen-spring and thread-engraved rounded-back frizzen, en suite. Retains smooth, untouched, dark, steel surfaces with virtually no pitting. Clearly engraved, under the rounded, bridle-less powder-pan with a “R. WELFORD” signature. In mechanically functional with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall very fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. The barrel with choice, smooth “attic-untouched” surfaces, sharp proof marks and a very fine touch-hole and bore. Very fine+ lock with matching dark & untouched steel surfaces with crisp engraving. The stock with only some very light scattered handling marks, light wear to its highpoints and 95%+ finish. Original Iron-tip wooden ramrod. A very fine and Early Georgian Period Silver Mounted English Flintlock Officer’s/Holster Pistol, made by an esteemed London gunsmith, ca. 1715. Overall length, 15 1/2". For a similar example, please see Claude Blair's: "Pistols of the World” & “European & American Arms…” & George C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $8,575.00


A VERY GOOD NAPOLEONIC/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD ENGLISH LIGHT PATTERN DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL, by “BLAIR”, ca. 1805: Regulation Pattern, molded and carved, English walnut fullstock with a raised beaver tail apron, at the barrel-tang and molded raised carvings, around the lock & sideplate mortises. Full brass hardware/mounts of English Light Dragoon Pattern. A single barrel-form ramrod pipe, a flat “S”-shaped sideplate, secured by its two (2) iron sidebolts, flat hazelnut-finial trigger-guard with a raised ball; and a screw-fastened butt-cap with short side-terminals. Complete with its flared-tip iron ramrod. Round .66 caliber (Carbine Bore), regulation Pattern, pin-fastened, smoothbore, 9", iron barrel with a baluster-turned breech. Two (2), clear, London Tower proof marks and smooth steel-gray surfaces with sharp contours. Flat thread-engraved lockplate with its matching reinforced hammer, arrowhead finial frizzen-spring and its rounded frizzen with curled tail. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and good timing. Clean steel-gray lock surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration and salt & pepper: from possible salt air exposure. Engraved with a “BLAIR” maker’s signature for David Blair of Birmingham (signed “London”), UK who worked 1786-1812 and was also, a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance 1799-1811. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 54). In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with clean steel and wooden surfaces. The stock with 75%+ finish, sharp contours, fine carvings, scattered handling marks and a repaired wrist. The brass furniture/mounts with a smooth golden-toned patina. The barrel with smooth steel surfaces, clear markings, some scattered patches of discoloration and signs of use: very good touch-hole and bore. A nice example of a Napoleonic/War of 1812 Period English Light Dragoon Pattern Flintlock Pistol, ca. 1805. For similar examples, please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1350-1850”. Overall length, 15 1/2”.

Price: $2,575.00


A VERY GOOD & SCARCE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S OFFICER'S PISTOL, BY "BUMFORD” ca. 1745: In overall very good+, original flintlock condition. Three stage, 9", slightly flared, smoothbore, .65 caliber, pin-fastened, round, steel barrel with two (2) early London Gunmaker Co. proofmarks. Molded and carved, English walnut fullstock of early Georian form with Raised-carved accents, around the lock and sideplate mortises and an arrowhead finial apron, around the barrel tang. Retains 80%+ finish with sharp contours and light scattered handling marks. Scroll & thread-engraved Rounded lock with its original gooseneck hammer, trefoil finial frizzen-spring and rounded frizzen. Signed under the bridle-less powder-pan with a sharp “BUMFORD” maker’s signature-- for the early 18th Century London Gunsmith, Richard Bumford, who worked 1735-1775 and was also, a gunmaker/Contractor to the Board of Ordnance 1756-1771 & the Hudson Bay Company 1757-1775. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London”, pg. 63) Early full Silver mounts with a floral-engraved stirrup-type butt-cap and baluster-turned ramrod-pipes. The Silver trigger-guard with an engraved urn type forward finial and an etched "Starburst", on its bow. Two baluster-form ramrod pipes and a fully sculpted and Engraved, Silver sideplate with a finely detailed "Stand of Arms" design with Flags & Drums, etc.: complete with both of its iron sidebolts. Floral vine scroll-engraved, Stirrup type, Silver butt-cap with hound's-tooth border engraved terminals and a floral-engraved pommel. A Martial-theme-engraved, vacant, Silver wrist-escutcheon with Cannon form base. Retains smooth, lightly tarnished silver surfaces with light wear and signs of use. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with smooth metal and wooden surfaces. The lock with scattered patches of discoloration, a clear maker's signature and sharp scroll engravings. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Fine barrel with sharo contours, smooth gunmetal-toned surfaces, a fine touch-hole and clear markings. The stock with sharp carvings, some scattered handling marks and 80%+ finish. Complete with its original horn-tip wooden ramrod. A very nice example of an Early English Silver Mounted Flintlock Officer’s Pistol, by the London Gunsmith "Richard Bumford”, ca. 1740. Overall length, 15". For similar type examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...". Overall length, 12".

Price: $5,975.00


A FINE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1777 PISTOL, ca. 1780: In overall fine original flintlock condition with clean steel, brass & wooden surfaces. Regulation Pattern, cane-handle-type, walnut grip with sharp contours an “L” inspector’s mark and scattered handling marks and old wormholes. The Smoothbore, round .69 caliber, 7 1/2", iron barrel with smooth steel surfaces, some light scattered discoloration/staining and a very good touch-hole & bore: marked with faint “B” & “L” Arsenal markings. Iron backstrap with a regulation pattern, screw-fastened, "skull crusher" butt-cap. In original flintlock configuration and in functional order with a somewhat weak mainspring. Retains smooth, gray, steel surfaces with light scattered patches of discoloration. The brass furniture with an evenly toned mustard-colored age-patina and sharp contours. Fine frame/mechanism without visible arsenal markings and matching mustard-toned, brass surfaces. Complete with its original, button-tip, iron ramrod; and the steel belt-hook removed, during period of use. A very nice example of this distinctive pattern of Military Flintlock pistol carried by both French and American troops, during the American Revolutionary War. ***Approximately 500 Model 1777 Flintlock Pistols were personally supplied to the Americans, by Lafayette during the War (Please see: “Famous Guns ...”, by Hank W. Bowman, pg. 46 & 48). The Mdl. 1777 pistol also, later served as the pattern for the first US Martial pistol, the Model 1799 North & Cheney. For similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 255. Overall length, 13 1/2"..

Price: $3,575.00


A SCARCE & FINE COLONIAL PERIOD DUTCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL by “J. DEPRE”, ca. 1720s: In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, .60 caliber, 10 1/2", smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron barrel with a wedding-band barrel-transition and a scroll engraved tang and breech. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured walnut fullstock with French-style baroque/rococo relief and incised carvings and a heavy bulbous butt: a delicate wrist and a relief carved floral bouquet around the tang. Deeply etched and engraved steel mounts with a long side stirrup butt-cap with an engraved rounded finial. Two, baluster-turned, ramrod pipes and a finely vine scroll-engraved serpent-form sideplate with its two sidebolts. The trigger-guard, en suite with a sculpted forward finial and an engraved bow. In original flintlock configuration: the rounded lock with a scroll engraved lockplate with clear "J. DEPRE" signature beneath the bridle-less powder-pan. J Depre/Deprez was recorded working in Maastricht, Holland ca. 1715-1730 (Please see “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 286). In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing: hammer-spur chipped. The barrel and lock with a steel-gray age patina, fine engraving and some light scattered discoloration and wear. The hardware with matching smooth steel surfaces with fine engraving and some expected light wear. The stock retains 85%+ finish with some minor handling marks, tight hairlines and minor chips. Fine lock with untouched smooth surfaces and a visible maker’s signature: in mechanically functional order. Retains its original wooden ramrod with its iron tip. A fine example of a Scarce Colonial Period Dutch Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1720s. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...". Overall length, 18".

Price: $4,275.00


A FINE SPANISH/SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD MIQUELET OFFICER'S BELT PISTOL, ca. 1750: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Octagonal to round, Spanish-made, 5 1/2", .67 caliber, pin-fastened, smoothbore, flared, iron barrel with an octagonal breech-section and a fine wedding-band barrel transition. The top of the breech with a deeply sunken, gold-inlayed, Crown maker's mark of classic Spanish form. Molded and finely carved, walnut fullstock with nicely carved moldings, around the lock, sideplate and along the forestock: a raised rococo type floral boquet, around the barrel tang. In fine condition with light scattered handling marks, 90% finish and light signs of use. Fully etched & engraved brass and iron hardware of traditional Spanish design. The embossed and engraved trigger-guard with pointed finials and an acanthus leaf engraved bow. The matching sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts and its original steel Belt Hook with light mottled surfaces, en suite with the barrel. An acanthus leaf emossed, stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and its silver pommel-cap. A matching silver oval wrist-escutcheon, single ramrod-pipe and an engraved decorative, brass applique, on the underside of the forestock. Patilla typer, Spanish Miquelet mechanism with its original components. Sculpted hammer with its ring-type jaw-screw and rectangular jaws. The frizzen with a grooved face and the exposed mainspring with sharp contours. In mechanically functional order with fine timing. Retains fine steel surfaces with 75% polish and sharp contours. In overall fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and fine mechanics with a strong mainspring. Some light scattered discoloration and signs of use. The stock with 85%+ finish, light scattered handling marks and fine quality carvings. Choice brass hardware with a nicely toned age-patina and fine quality engravings. Complete with its matching, brass-tip, iron ramrod. Overall length, 10 5/8”. A classic example of a Spanish/ Colonial Period (mid-18th Century) Spanish Miquelet Officer's Belt Pistol, ca. 1750. (For similar examples, please see, Sidney B. Brinckerhoff's: "Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821").

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE & EARLY BRASS-MOUNTED COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL, BY “FREEMAN”, ca. 1740: In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The round, 7 1/2", iron, pin-fastened, smoothbore, .60 caliber, barrel with two (2) early London Gunmaker, Co. proofmarks. (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 3, pg. 1637) & an “IF” (James Freeman) maker’s mark. Also engraved with a “LONDON” address. Retains fine, smooth, steel-gray-colored, iron surfaces with 50%+ polish and a fine touch-hole and bore. Molded and relief carved walnut fullstock of classic mid-18th century English design. Raised carved moldings, around the lock and sideplate mortises and a raised beavertail apron, at the barrel tang. Full Brass mounts of English “Light Dragoon Pattern” design. The trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial and a plain bow. A single baluster-turned ramrod pipe, a vacant oval wrist escutcheon and a flat S-shaped sideplate. The butt-cap with short side-terminals and a turned pommel-cap with its original retaining-screw. Rounded banana form, bridle-less, lock with its original gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and rounded frizzen. Engraved under the powder-pan with “FREEMAN” maker’s signature, for the noted London gunsmith “James Freeman” of London (w. 1730- 1756) the son of James Paul Freeman: please see H. Blackmore, Gunmakers of London 1350-1850, pg. 96). Retains choice, smooth, dark-colored lock surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces, clear markings and much polish. The lock with untouched steel surfaces and fine mechanics. Very Fine stock with light scattered handling marks and 90%+ finish. Complete with its brass-tip wooden ramrod. A fine and early English Flintlock Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1740. Overall length, 13". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”.

Price: $5,575.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY FRENCH SILVER MOUNTED & GOLD DAMASCENED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, by “PEYRTE DUMAREST” (FOR EASTERN/TURKISH MARKET, ca. 1780: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with generally sharp contours and deeply toned, steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered discoloration. Fully etched & deeply embossed, Silver mounts with a richly toned silver patina and light wear. The stock with 85%+ finish, scattered handling marks, extensive silver-wire inlay and the expected signs of use. Extremely fine quality, deeply chiseled, cannon-form, smoothbore, .67 caliber, 13 1/2”, pin-fastened, iron barrel with a relief chiseled Stand of Arms, Crescent Moon and an integral raised rear sight, en suite. A chiseled and Gold Damascened barrel-tang with engraved accents and a flared cannon-type muzzle. Fine wedding-band barrel-transition with matching surfaces and complete with its embossed Silver front-sight. Deeply chiseled, engraved and Gold Damascened, Flintlock mechanism with a rounded lockplate with a “PEYRTE DUMAREST” maker’s signature. Peyrte Dumarest was a noted member of the 18th Century St. Etienne (France) “Dumarest” Gunsmithing Family, who worked in 1780. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 314-315) under the bridled powder-pan. The tail descorated, en suite with a Gold Damascened Floral Scrolls. Original Gold-washed gooseneck hammer and matching frizzen, decorated en suite. In fine+ condition with 90%+ Gold, sharp contours and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Molded and carved, dark-colored, figured Walnut fullstock of classic mid-18th Century French Rococo design with a pronounced rounded pommel and a long slender forestock. Extensively Adorned, overall with Silver Wire inlay & Silver Applique decorations of Floral Vine scrolls, Stars, and geometric patterns (some losses). Retains 85%+ finish with sharp contours and scattered handling marks and signs of use/wear. Finely etched and embossed, Heavy Gauge, Full Silver mounts of Mid-18th Century French Holster Pistol form. The stirrup-type butt-cap with long, embossed side-terminals and the pommel with a deeply chased & embossed Stand of Arms. A Matching Silver sideplate with an embossed Stand of Arms and both of its original sidebolts. The trigger-guard with an urn-type forward finial and a Stand of Arms decorated bow. An embossed Silver wrist-escutcheon and two (2) baluster turned ramrod pipes for the horn-tip, “false”, wooden ramrod (Of Ottoman Turkish form, as the Ramrod or ”Suma”, was carried separately on a lanyard). The mounts with very good untouched surfaces, some patches of tarnish and wear. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. Overall length, 19 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $5,575.00


A VERY RARE & FINE NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1814 Type I. "GARDES du CORPS du ROI" (KING'S BODY GUARD) FLINTLOCK PISTOL, ca. 1814: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Regulation pattern, round, smoothbore, blued (85%+), band-fastened, .69 caliber, 8" barrel with a gold-lined, inspector's mark, on the rear of its breech-top and matching gold damascening, on the breech. Molded and nicely carved, regulation Pattern, Model 1814 Type I, walnut stock with fine surfaces, sharp contours, 90% finish. Marked behind the sideplate and barrel-tang with Crown/"B"? (Maubeuge) Arsenal markings. Finely appointed and lightly engraved gilt bronze mounts: a raised "S" shaped sideplate with its two (2) sidebolts, the spring-retained "double-type" barrel-band (correctly made without a sight), the sculpted trigger-guard with a stepped bow and a lightly engraved fleur du lis finial; and the oval "cup-type" butt-cap with a finely embossed Royal Coat of Arms consisting of an acanthus leaf wreath border and a central embossed oval shield with three (3) raised Fleur d'lilies. Retains 85%+ gilt finish with sharp contours and fine engraving on the trigger-guard finial. In original flintlock configuration with its Regulation Model rounded lock with its matching reinforced hammer and its original removable brass powder-pan. In fine condition with some scattered discoloration. Clear "Maubeuge" Royal Arsenal markings, a sharp Crown/"B" Arsenal mark; and fine mechanics with a strong mainspring. In overall fine condition. The barrel with smooth, blued (85%+) surfaces, some scattered patches of discoloration and a fine touch-hole and bore. The lock, en suite with clear "Maubeuge" Arsenal markings, much polish and fine timing. Fine, gilt-bronze hardware/mounts with lightly toned untouched surfaces, sharp contours and light wear. The stock with very sharp contours 90%+ finish and clear inspector's marks and a tight hairline, on the wrist. Complete with its original, buttonhead, iron ramrod. Overall length, 15". A very Rare & Seldom seen, Napoleanic War Period French Model 1814 Type 1 "King's Body Guard" Pistol, ca. 1814--- total Model production of only 920 examples! For another similar example and more details, please see Udo Lander's: "Franzosische Ordonnanzpistolen 1733-1870", pg. 56-58.

Price: $7,875.00


A FINE MID 18th CENTURY GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1740: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, .54 caliber, 10", smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron barrel with an integral raised sighting-rib: the breech with several “G.G.” maker’s marks within rectangular cartouches. Molded and finely carved, Germanic form, walnut fullstock with relief and incised carvings around the mounts, lock and forestock: a heavy bulbous butt. The top of the wrist with a relief carved apron, around the barrel-tang. Full brass mounts with a long side stirrup butt-cap with a faceted pommel with a matching finial. Two, baluster-turned, ramrod pipes and a fine, vine scroll-engraved sideplate with both of its sidebolts. The trigger-guard with a sculpted fern-type forward finial and a thread-engraved bow. In original flintlock configuration with a fine mechanism: the faceted, flat, beveled lock with a bridle-less powder-pan, its original fern-type finial frizzen-spring, square-back frizzen and its matching gooseneck hammer In overall fine original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The barrel and lock both with a choice, smooth, “bright” patina with much polish and some light scattered discoloration, signs of use and wear. Fine hardware with smooth brass surfaces sharp contours and some expected light wear. The stock with 90%+ finish, some light handling marks, tight hairlines and a old repaired chip, at the butt. Fine lock with smooth steel surfaces and in mechanically functional order. Complete with its original wooden ramrod with horn tip. A fine example of a Colonial Period German Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1740. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...". Overall length, 17".

Price: $4,675.00


A VERY GOOD+ UNTOUCHED NAPOLEONIC WAR PERIOD FRENCH/GERMAN MODEL AN XIII FLINTLOCK PISTOL, by “PISTOR”, ca. 1813-1814: In overall very good/fine untouched original flintlock condition. Fine, regulation, round, smoothbore, iron, band-fastened, .69 caliber, 8" barrel with a visible, “P” proof mark and an untouched, brown, age patina: the side of the breech with a rectangular cartouche and an 1813 date of manufacture. Regulation Pattern walnut ¾ stock with fine untouched surfaces, sharp contours and 85% finish: some light scattered handling marks and abrasions. Model AN XIII, regulation pattern, French-type, brass & iron furniture. A raised, brass, "S" shaped sideplate, a single brass barrel band (with an integral sideplate-connection arm), the two-piece trigger-guard with a brass bow and iron base; and the rounded "skull-crusher" butt-cap with a short rear finial and its iron reinforced grip-strap. The surfaces with matching inspector's marks. In original flintlock configuration with its original lock components and fine mechanics with a strong mainspring. Model AN IX/XIII lock with a rounded lockplate, a reinforced hammer with repaired jaw-screw-tip and a removable brass powder-pan. Some scattered light discoloration and untouched dark surfaces: a clear “Pistor” of Schmalkalden (Germany) markings. In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. Sharp contours and untouched, steel surfaces with some scattered discoloration and choice “attic” surfaces. Fine lock with clear markings and latent polish. The hardware with smooth, evenly toned, untouched surfaces. Very good stock with some minor blemishes: sharp contours and much original finish. Complete with its original, trumpet-head, iron ramrod. Overall length, 14 1/2". A very nice example of Napoleonic War Period German Arsenal-made French Model AN XIII Pistol, dtd. 1813; made in the region of Germany, under the control of Napoleon. A scarce “French” Model of Military firearm. For another example and additional information, please see Udo Lander's: "Franzosische Ordonnanzpistolen 1733-1870", pg. 48-49. Recently acquired from the estate of a WWII veteran and purported to be a “Bring Back” from the War.

Price: $1,975.00


A FINE FRENCH EMPIRE/NAPOLEONIC PERIOD RIFLED “MUSKET-BORE” FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, ca. 1810: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal, .70 caliber (Musket-Bore), flared and sighted, micro-groove rifled, key-fastened, 8", iron barrel with a deeply struck illegible French maker's mark and a Liege proof mark on the top center of the breech. Classic Empire-form finely checkered and nicely figured, burl walnut fullstock with a curved, cane-handle type grip and a flat oval pommel with a matching, acanthus leaf wreath engraved, steel butt-cap. Deeply incised and raised carved around the barrel tang and back of the grip. The lockplate and sidebolt escutcheons with raised borders. Finely sculpted flintlock mechanism with smooth casehardened surfaces, its original gooseneck hammer, frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Rounded bridled powder-pan and a fine touch-hole with light signs of use/wear. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and smooth untouched gunmetal-gray surfaces with 50%+ latent finish. The sculpted and engraved, steel mounts of classic French “Empire” form: the engraved trigger-guard, ramrod entry pipe and sidebolt escutcheons with matching cloud-form finials and an untouched, smooth age-patina with finely scroll-engraved surfaces. In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth surfaces, 65% brown finish, and a matching bore with distinct micro-groove rifling, sharp contours and light signs of use. Fine stock with sharp contours, a dark and rich age patina, a finely checkered grip and some light scattered handling marks. Retains its original iron ramrod with a turned tip. Overall length, 14 1/2". A fine example of a classic Empire style Napoleonic Wars Period French “Musket Bore” Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1810. Of “Musket-Bore”/.70 caliber, as made to use the standard “Charleville” Musket Round. For a similar example, please see, C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”.

Price: $2,275.00


A FINE ENGLISH BRASS FLINTLOCK EPROUVETTE/POWDER-TESTER, by “WIGGIN & Co.”, ca. 1800: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Of Center-Hammer Boxlock, English, Flintlock Pistol form. Brass frame with an integral powder-testing chamber, a n engraved backstrap, its original central-type gooseneck hammer and its faceted-back frizzen. In mechanically functional order with good timing and a strong mainspring. Some scattered patches of discoloration, light signs of use and expected minor abrasions. Slab-type English walnut grips with 85% finish with sharp contours, minor chips and scattered light handling marks. Engraved Central Hammer Boxlock flintlock mechanism with a “Wiggin & Co.” maker’s signature, on its right side. Wiggin & Company of London, worked ca. 1808. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1383). Made without a trigger-guard and the tube-form, Brass, Powder-Chamber with a floral engraved Testing-wheel. The Wheel with a finely etched Daisy Flower design and marked with “10-40” powder-strength-markings. Complete & in functional order with its original spring-tensioned, Resistance-Arm, which engages the wheel to determine the strength of the powder. A fine example of a Late 18th Century/Georgian Period English Flintlock Powder-Tester (Eprouvette), ca. 1790. Overall length, 5 1/2”.

Price: $2,575.00


AN EXTREMELY RARE & UNUSUAL FOUR BARREL ENGLISH TAP-ACTION FLINTLOCK PISTOL, ca. 1790: In overall excellent original flintlock condition with choice wooden and iron surfaces. Four (4) 2 1/8" round, blued (95%+) smoothbore, breech-loading, .36 caliber iron screw-type, rifled barrels with excellent surfaces, overall. Finely sculpted and extensively engraved, coin finished, boxlock-type frame with top & bottom-mounted slides/barrel-selectors—for the accessing the various touch-holes. The bottom of the frame with its flush-fitting pop-out trigger with scroll engraved border and crisp Starburst etchings. Sharply engraved, on each side of the frame with a bold Stand of Arms. Retains choice coin finish steel surfaces with 95% finish and little evidence of use. Nicely figured English Walnut slab-sided grip with a vacant silver wrist escutcheon and a tight metal-to-wood fit, at the frame. The mechanism of center-hammer design, with its original components: the frizzen with a strong spring. In overall excellent condition. The frame with nearly all of its finish and the barrels with sharp rifling, 95%+ blue finish and virtually no pitting or significant wear. Excellent grips with sharp contours, 95%+ finish and only the lightest handling marks. A extremely rare example of Selective Fire, Four Barrel, Flintlock Pistol in virtually unused condition, ca. 1790. Overall length, 6 3/8".

Price: $6,575.00


A VERY FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH PATTERN 1760/78 ROYAL FORESTERS LIGHT DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL, by "DURS EGG", ca. 1780: In overall very fine original flintlock condition with choice metal and wooden surfaces. Regulation Pattern, Round .56 caliber, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, 10" barrel with a baluster-turned breech and two (2), clear, Govt. proof marks. Pattern 1777 Extra-Flat type flintlock mechanism with thread-engraved borders and two screws visible behind the Wartime-Notched hammer with correctly pierced jaw-screw. Retains smooth lightly mottled, steel-gray, casehardened surfaces with a sharp "D. EGG" maker's signature, for the noted gunsmith, Durs Egg (b. 1748-d.1831) of Switzerland, Paris & London, UK where he worked from 1772 and was a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London...", pg. 88). Original gooseneck hammer with notched spur, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and its rounded frizzen with matching steel surfaces. In mechanically functional order with very fine timing and a strong mainspring. Molded and carved, English walnut fullstock of Regulation form with 90%+ finish, sharp contours, scattered light handling marks and smooth surfaces. Royal Foresters Pattern full brass hardware/mounts. A triangular-shaped rifle type sideplate with its two (2) iron sidebolts and a rear retaining/wood-screw. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial and the stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and an embossed grotesque mask, of Regulation design. A single barrel-form ramrod-pipe and complete with its Brass tipped, wooden ramrod with matching surfaces. In very fine original flintlock condition with lightly patinated, smooth, steel surfaces with light use and minor discoloration. The stock with 90%+ finish, minor handling marks and light signs of use. Very fine mounts with an even mustard-toned age-patina. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, steel surfaces and very fine markings. A Scarce American Revolutionary War Period English “Royal Foresters” Light Dragoon Pattern Pistol, ca. 1780. Overall Length, 17". For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…” & Dewitt Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates…””, pg. 21, 63, 87 & 88.

Price: $7,775.00


A FINE PAIR OF BRASS BARREL ENGLISH BOXLOCK FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OFFICER’S PISTOLS, BY “J & W. RICHARDS”, ca. 1810: In overall fine, original flintlock condition. Round, 7", smoothbore, Brass barrels with a wide-flared, 1”, cannon-ring muzzles and two London Gunmaker Company proof marks, on the underside of their breeches. Brass boxlock flintlock mechanisms with engraved, top-mounted, sliding safeties and a thread-engraved central gooseneck hammers with matching frizzens. Retain their original lock components and both pistol are in mechanically fine condition with strong mainsprings, frizzen springs and fine timing. The sides of the frames with matching surfaces; and finely engraved with “LONDON” addresses & with a "J & W. RICHARDS" maker's signatures--- for Joseph & William Richards of London, UK; who worked at 16 Staining Lane, 1808-1810. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London..." pg. 168). Untouched, smooth, steel gray, iron lock surfaces with sharp engraving, 75% polish and some light patches of discoloration\wear. Lightly engraved iron trigger-guards with matching, steel-gray surfaces with etched "Tudor Roses”, on the bows. Flat sided/slab-type, figured, English walnut grips with some minor handling marks, sharp contours and 85%+ finish. In overall fine untouched condition. The barrels with choice bores, smooth surfaces and a richly toned, mustard age-patina. The frames with sharp engraving, clear maker’s signatures and matching surfaces. The grips with much finish and the expected light signs of use and handling. Complete with both of their original hoirn tipped wooden ramrods with iron jags. A Fine Large Size Pair of English Flintlock Blunderbuss Officer’s Pistols, ca. 1810. For additional information and similar examples, please see, James Foreman’s: “The Blunderbuss…” & C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms…”. Overall length, 12 1/2".

Price: $10,775.00


A VERY GOOD & SCARCE DBL. BRASS BARREL "FRENCH" EMPIRE PERIOD TAP-ACTION FLINTLOCK POCKET/MUFF-PISTOL, ca. 1800: In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. Round, 2 1/4", smoothbore, .40 caliber, brass/bronze, screw-type barrels. Central-Hammer, brass/bronze frame, boxlock mechanism with a nicely sculpted, brass, "tap-action" side-lever-- for rotating the drum-form barrel selector. Lightly engraved, on both sides of the frame with double thread borders; and is in very god+/fine condition with some light wear to the metal surfaces and engraving: sliding top-safety absent. Molded, Carved and checkered, "French" Empire style bag-shaped, Walnut grip with 75%+ finish, sharp contours, fine checkering and expected signs of use/wear with scattered light handling marks. Central Hammer, Boxlock flintlock mechanism with its original components. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, and very good timing. In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition with clean brass and steel surfaces. The frame and barrels with a smooth golden-tone brass/bronze patina, very good engraving and the expected signs of light use. The grips, en suite with 75%+ finish, fine checkering, distinct raised & incised carvings and sharp contours.  The brass trigger-guard with matching golden-colored surfaces, en suite with the frame & barrels. A very nice & scarce example of a Continental European (French), Over & Under, Tap-Action, Brass Barrel & Frame, Flintlock Pocket/Muff-Pistol, ca. 1800. Overall length, 8".

Price: HOLD


ORIGINAL 18th-EARLY 19th CENTURY MUSKET & PISTOL GUN-FLINTS, ca. 1700-1800: In overall very good+, untouched condition. Of various sizes with minor varioations in shape, etc. Of English & French/Dutch origin/form; and some with minor imperfections/chips. Fine original 18th/early 19th Century Examples, ca. 1700-1800.

Price: $20.00 (each)


A VERY SCARCE "UPRIGHT" CASED PAIR OF FLINTLOCK MUFF/POCKET PISTOLS, by J. WILKINSON, ca. 1810: The pistols, in overall very fine condition. Round, smoothbore, turn off, .50 caliber, 1 1/2" barrels: retain 65% blued finish with sharp contours -- one with a minor gouge and two, early, London Gunmaker Co. proof-marks. Casehardened and finely engraved, central Hammer Boxlock mechanisms with thread-engraved borders, matching hammers and frizzen-backs. The sides of the frames with crisp "LONDON" & "JA. WILKINSON" maker's name and address, for the famed James Wilkinson I (w. 1800-1839) of London, UK, who was the successor and son-in-law to Henry Nock and the "Gunmaker-in-Ordinary" to King George III. (please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London", pg. 202) Nicely figured and simply carved, "slab" type, walnut grips with sharp contours, 90%+ finish and a very tight metal-to-wood fit. Sliding, top-mounted, safeties with lightly engraved tangs. In overall very fine condition: the grips retain 90%+ finish with some scattered light handling marks and sharp contours. The locks/frames with very fine, casehardened (85%) and crisply engraved surfaces. In mechanically functional order with their original lock components, strong mainsprings, functional "pop-out" triggers and very fine bores. Overall lengths, 6". In their original and very rare, Green Baize-lined, "Upright", Sewn-Leather Case with its original flap and locking tab/iron-buckle. The interior with its green baize liner, leather securing loops (for the brrl. key & spare Flints) and sound partitions. Retains very good+ untouched surfaces with some expected staining, small tears, abrasions, minor repairs and light fading. Fine partitions and the original accessories: correct bullet-mold, the blued (85%+) barrel-key, spare flints and its brass powder-flask: of classic, early 19th century, English form. (The case) In very good+ fine condition with generally sharp contours, fine stitching and sound partitions: the exterior with some scattered handling marks, scuffs and old, minor glued-repairs/damages-at its corners and tab. An original and Rarely seen "Upright Cased" Pair of Flintlock Muff/Pocket Pistols made by the esteemed English gunsmith, James Wilkinson, ca. 1810. For a similar example, please see the "W. Keith Neil Collection". Overall measurements: Case 7 1/4" x 4" x 3 1/2".

Price: $9,750.00


A FINE PAIR OF WAR OF 1812/NAPOLEONIC WARS PERIOD IRISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by "PATTISON" ca. 1800: In overall fine original flintlock condition and of Pattern 1796 Light Dragoon style. Round, 9", smoothbore, "Carbine Bore", .66 caliber, pin-fastened, iron barrels with fine bores & touch-holes. Fine, smooth, gray-colored surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration. Molded and carved, English Walnut fullstocks of Late Georgian Period English form with carved "cane-handle-type" grips and simple raised carvings, around lock and sideplate mortises. Military style, full brass mounts with round finial trigger-guards and "S" shaped sideplates with their original iron sidebolts. Fine Flintlock locks/mechanisms with sharp "PATTISON." maker's signatures for the noted Irish Gunsmith Thomas Pattison, of Dublin, Ire., who worked (1800-1806) and was a member of the noted "Pattison" gunsmithing family. (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 2, pg. 921-922), Flat lockplaters with their original reinforced hammers, bridled powder pans and arrowhead finial frizzen-springs. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and fine timing. In overall fine original flintlock condition with light signs of use and wear. The barrels with smooth steel surfaces, light scattered patches of discoloration and fine touch-holes and bores. Fine locks with matching steel surfaces with 55%+ original finish. Some scattered discoloration and complete with their original components. Fine stocks with sharp contours, 85%+ finish, light handling marks/abrasions and an old tight repaired hairline, one one's forestock. The hardware with fine, golden-mustard-toned, brass surfaces. Complete with their original captive iron ramrods of military style. A Fine Pair of Napoleonic/War of 1812 Period Irish Martial Flintlock Officer's Pistols, ca. 1800. Overall length 15". For additional information H. L. Blackmore's: "British Military Firearms 1650-1850", Plt. 43.

Price: $4,975.00


A MID 18th CENTURY AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN/BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, MARKED TO THE RENOWNED BARON "GABRIEL von SPLENY" ca. 1760-1770s: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The 11 1/2", octagonal to round, .69 caliber, smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron, barrel with an integral rear tang-sight and a "G. SPLENY" owner's signature, on the top of the breech. The signature most likely for the famed Austro-Hungarian Baron & Major General: Gabriel Baron von Spleny, who in 1774 crossed the Galician-Polish Frontier and carried out the military occupation of "Austrian"-Moldavia. (please see dizzyweb.ehpes.com/bukovina/chronology.htm - 22k). Robust, light colored, Hardwood fullstock of early design with sharp drop to the bulbous grip. Molded and carved with simple teardrops at the lock and sideplate and an incised floral bouquet, around the barrel-tang. Martial-type brass furniture. The sheet-brass trigger-guard with simple screw and nail-fastened, pointed finials and a somewhat crudely fashioned bow: a finely curled iron trigger. Two, sheet-brass, barrel-form ramrod pipes: the tailpipe with a slightly roughly fashion pointed rear finial. Germanic-form butt-cap with simply etched hounds and scrolls and long side-stirrups. Prussian "Model 1742" type, raised, brass sideplate with tail. The unsigned lock with a flat, banana-form lockplate and its matching gooseneck hammer and frizzen. A bridle-less powder-pan and a teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with an untouched age patina, smooth surfaces and some light discoloration and fine scattered pitting. The stock with 85% finish, several minor chips, some scattered handling marks and small gouges. In mechanically functional order: the jaw-screw a working-life replacement. Complete, with its original, plain, wooden ramrod. Overall length 18 1/4". A very nice example of an owner identified Flintlock Holster Pistol with a "Noble Provenance" ("Spleny" should be further researched). A classic Germanic Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1760-1770s. The trigger-guard with a brass collection-tag marked "HM"/"791". For similar examples (please see G. C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution").

Price: $3,850.00


AN EXCELLENT COSSACK (RUSSIAN) BLACK LEATHER-COVERED STOCK IVORY BALL-BUTT MIQUELET HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1800: In overall excellent, untouched, original flintlock condition. Very Fine quality, band fastened, Russian-made, watered (Damascus) steel, .60 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/2", barrel with an extensively chiseled and brass inlayed breech-top and an engraved raised sighting rib. Of fine quality Caucasian make with a sharp attention to balance and detail, a fine touch-hole and bore and sharp contours. Classic Cossack type, finely sculpted and stylized, Miquelet lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog with its original ring-type jaw-screw. Exposed mainspring and grooved-faced, squared-back frizzen of classic Cossack form. Retains its original components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with very fine timing. Molded and carved, Black Leather-Covered, hardwood fullstock with a long and slender forestock, a delicately curved, wrist and a turned and carved, Ivory Ball-type butt of traditional Cossack/Russian design with its iron lanyard ring. Full iron mounts: a turned “ball” type trigger, a long grip-strap and a single iron barrel-band. In overall excellent original “flintlock” condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces. Very Fine quality barrel with deeply chiseled and crisply engraved acanthus leaf/vine-scrolls and anthropromorphic depictions. The lock, en suite with smooth, steel surface and its original components. Excellent stock with all of its black-leather covering and some light signs of use/handling and crazing. Retains approx. 90% finish with nicely sculpted contours. An excellent example of classically styled Russian (Cossack) Miquelet “Ball-Butt” Holster Pistol, ca. 1780-1800. For similar examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”, pg. 84 (plt. 810-812). Overall length, 19".

Price: $4,775.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARREL TRAVELLING/BELT PISTOL, ca. 1770: In overall very good, original flintlock condition. Round, 3", smoothbore, cannon-form, .45 caliber, “turn-off”, iron barrels with an engraved boxlock flintlock mechanism. "Thread"-engraved borders and matching central hammers and frizzens with their orginal screws and lock components. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Clean, steel surfaces with 75%+ polish, some wear to the engraving and signs of use & handling. Sliding iron trigger-guard-safety with matching steel surfaces, en suite with the frame & barrels. Dark-colored, rounded, bag-shaped, English Walnut grip with 95%+ finish, sharp contours, some scattered handling marks and several old filled-repairs. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrels & frame with smooth, polished steel surfaces and the walnut grip with dark wooden surfaces. A scarce example of a Revolutionary War Period English Double Barrel Flintlock (Boxlock) Travelling/Belt Pistol, ca. 1770. Overall length, 9". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 243.

Price: $2,575.00


A VERY GOOD EARLY COLONIAL-PERIOD QUEEN ANN PISTOL BY DAVID WYNNE, ca. 1715: In overall very good, untouched original flintlock condition. The round to round, cannon-muzzle, iron, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 6 1/2" barrel with a wedding-band partition and two early (pre 1740) London Proof marks on the underside of the breech. Molded and carved burl walnut grip of typical early Queen Ann form, with a bulbous butt and simple relief carving around the mounts and the scroll-engraved barrel-tang. Early, sidelock Queen Ann lock with a bridle-less powder pan and rounded surfaces. The borders of the mechanism, hammer and frizzen-back with simple line engraving. Clearly marked, forward of the lock, with a "Wynne: Londini" signature: David Wynne of London, England, w. ca. 1715 (please see Stockel, vol. 2 pg. 1414). Archetypal, Queen Ann period, embossed and etched silver butt-cap with a grotesque mask, a vacant silver wrist-escutcheon (engraved en suite) and a silver-wire scroll opposite the lock. Of early muzzle-loading design and equipped with its original baluster iron ramrod pipes and trigger-guard with fluted bow (some pitting on the left side) In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock condition. The mechanism, frame and barrel with a smooth and dark steel-gray surface, having a richly toned age patina and some isolated light patches of discoloration and pitting. Sharp engraving on the frame, hammer and signature: some scattered pitting on the breech's and tang's engraving. Fine grip having sharp contours, some minor handling marks and 75%+ of it untouched finish. In mechanically functional order: jaw screw and ramrod associated. A rare and early Silver Mounted, English, Flintlock Queen Ann Pistols, made by a prominent London gunsmith, during the actual Queen Ann Period. Overall length, 11 1/8".

Price: $4,875.00


A VERY FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (PERCUSSION CONVERTED) ENGLISH PATTERN 1760/78 ROYAL FORESTERS LIGHT DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL, by "DURS EGG", ca. 1780/1840: In overall very fine condition with smooth metal and wooden surfaces. Regulation Pattern, Round .56 caliber, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, 10" barrel with a baluster-turned breech with two (2) Board of Ordnance Crown/GR" Govt. proof marks, on its top. Pattern 1777 "Extra-Flat" type Percussion Converted mechanism with thread and scroll engraved borders and hammer. Retains smooth dark-colored, casehardened surfaces with a sharp scroll engravings and "D. EGG" maker's signature, for the noted gunsmith, Durs Egg (b. 1748-d.1831) of Switzerland, Paris & London, UK where he worked from 1772 and was a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London...", pg. 88). In mechanically functional order with very fine timing and a strong mainspring. Molded and carved, Regulation Pattern, English walnut fullstock with 95%+ finish, sharp contours, scattered light handling marks and smooth surfaces. Royal Foresters Pattern full brass hardware/mounts. A triangular-shaped "rifle type" sideplate with its two (2) iron sidebolts and a rear retaining/wood-screw. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial and the stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and an embossed grotesque mask, of Regulation Pattern design. Single barrel-form ramrod-pipe and complete with its Brass tipped, wooden ramrod with matching surfaces. In very fine condition with lightly patinated, smooth, steel surfaces with light use and minor discoloration. The stock with 95%+ finish, minor handling marks and very little signs of use or wear. The mounts with a smooth and even mustard-toned age-patina. Fine barrel and lock with smooth, dark-colored, steel surfaces. A Scarce American Revolutionary War Period English “Royal Foresters” Light Dragoon Pattern Pistol, ca. 1780 which was converted to Percussion, ca. 1840. Overall Length, 17". For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…” & Dewitt Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates…””, pg. 21, 63, 87 & 88.

Price: $3,975.00


A VERY RARE FINE QUALITY IMPERIAL ERA RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1740: Of “Tula” type French Inspired design with extensive gold and silver damascened decorations, on the barrel, mounts and lock. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. Three stage, round-to-round, .72 caliber, baluster turned, smoothbore, 9 1/4", iron barrel with Gold & Silver washed/Damascened, rococo acanthus leaf, Stand Of Arms and ribbon scrolls, on the top of the breech and at the cannon-turned muzzle. Fine wedding-band barrel-transitions and a decoratively turned muzzle-ring with gold washed accents. Original Flintlock mechanism, decorated en suite with extensive, Gold & Silver Damascened Stand of Arms, scrolls, florals and ribbons, on the flat & faceted, banana form lockplate with a gold-decorated bridle-less powder-pan. The original gooseneck hammer with matching damascened surfaces and a finely silver & gold washed neck, jaw and jaw-screw. Of classic mid-18th Century French Inspired “Tula” type Russian design with strong Western European styling to the embellishments. In mechanically functional order with fine timing and a strong mainspring. Molded and carved, finely figured, Burl Walnut fullstock with a relief carved, baroque, foliate spray, at the barrel-tang. A French bird's-head type grip with a pronounced pommel with very fine quality Gold & Silver damascened Stands of Arms and Baroque/rococo scrolls, of classic mid-18th Century Imperial Russian design. Engraved trigger-guard with matching, Gold & Silver washed, floral and vine decorations, overall. The flat triangular-form sideplate and baluster-turned barrel-form ramrod-pipes, adorned, en suite. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel lock and lock with smooth, steel-gray surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration and light wear. Fine stock with expected signs of use/handling and some scattered abrasions and minor old fills. Of very fine, Imperial quality construction and extensively adorned overall. Retains a fine untouched age patina with very finely decorated Silver & Gold Damascened, Baroque/rococo styled, vine scroll and Stands of Arms, of Tula/Russian design. A High Quality example of an Imperial Russian Period Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1740. Overall length, 16". (For similar examples, please see, Howard L. Blackmore’s: “Guns & Rifles of the World”, & Claude Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”.

Price: $8,775.00


A FINE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL, BY “GRIFFIN” ca. 1760: In overall fine, clean, original flintlock condition. The 7", slightly flared, smoothbore, .65 caliber, pin-fastened, round, bright, iron barrel with two (2) London Gunmaker Co. proofmarks and an “I.G.” (Joseph Griffin: Please see “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 212-213) maker’s mark. Also, marked with a worn "LONDON" address within a thread-engraved border. Molded and carved, English burl walnut fullstock of classic Georian Period English form. Raised-carved teardrops, around the lock and sideplate mortises and a matching rococo style scallop-shell apron, around the barrel tang. Retains 90%+ dinish with sharp contours and expected light handling marks. Early type, Sterling Silver & Steel mounts of early to mid 18th Century English form. Smooth, lightly toned surfaces and a lightly tarnished age-patina overall. The steel trigger-guard with a sculpted urn type forward finial and and engraved "Tudor Rose", on its bow. Two matching barrel-form Silver ramrod pipes, a fully Embossed & Engraved Silver sideplate with a nicely detailed Acanthus Leaf & Vine Scroll and both of its iron sidebolts. A Fully embossed, Grotesque mask, Pug's-face Silver butt-cap with an "I.K." (Joseph King) assayer's mark & a London Hallmark. A deeply embossed, vacant, wrist-escutcheon with an acanthus leaf upper finial and vase & ribbon form base. Thread-engraved Rounded lock with its original gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen spring and frizzen: Signed under the early type bridle-less powder-pan with a clear “GRIFFIN” maker’s signature-- for the famed 18th Century London Gunsmith, Joseph Griffin (w.1741-1782 d.) who worked for King George II & III 1760/1763. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “London Gunmaker’s…”, pg. 104) In overall fine original flintlock condition with clean, smooth metal and wooden surfaces. Fine lock with light wear, scattered patches of discoloration and approx. 85%+ polish. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The barrel with matching smooth surfaces, a fine gold-lined touch-hole and light scattered patches of discoloration and wear. Fine stock with sharp contours & carvings, some minor handling marks and 90%+ finish. Complete with its original horn-tip wooden ramrod. A classic example of an F & I/American Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer’s Pistol, by the noted London Gunsmith "Joseph Griffin”, ca. 1760. Overall length, 12". For similar type examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...".

Price: $5,775.00


A FINE+ FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S LONG HOLSTER PISTOL BY “JOSEPH HICKIN”, ca. 1770: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Nicely figured, molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic, Georgian rococo style, English form with a long slender grip and fine quality relief carving around the mounts and lock. Embossed and finely engraved, full brass mounts: the butt-cap with etched-border side-stirrups and the pommel with a finely detailed embossed Stand of Arms. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, an engraved oval wrist escutcheon and an embossed & engraved trigger-guard with an acorn forward finial; and an etched panel, on its bow. A finely engraved and sculpted, rifle-type sideplate with two iron sidebolts and its original rear wood-screw, on its finial. Complete with its brass-tip wooden ramrod with its iron worm. Round, slightly flared, 12 1/4", .63 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with two (2) early Birmingham proof marks & an “IH” (Joseph Hickin) maker’s mark: a scroll-engraved breech and matching barrel-tang (tang-screw chipped). Flat scroll-engraved lockplate with a bridled rounded powder-pan: its matching gooseneck hammer and original frizzen & reardrop finial frizzen-spring—- the borders of the lockplate with hound’s-tooth engraving. Retains its original lock components and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Engraved, under the powder-pan, with a "HICKIN: signature for Joseph Hickin of Birmingham, UK who was a noted gunsmith working, ca. 1764-1775. (Please see E. Heer’s: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 530). In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with a fine touch-hole and bore. The stock with 95%+ finish with a sharp relief-carved rococo scallop-shell, around the barrel tang. The barrel with clear markings and a very pleasing, smooth, light gray age patina with some scattered discoloration/signs of use. The lock with matching steel surfaces and is in functional order. Overall length 18 1/2". A classic example of a Large-Size Revolutionary War Period Officer's Long Holster Pistol, ca. 1770.

Price: $5,875.00


A VERY GOOD SCARCE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1756 "LONG" SEA SERVICE PISTOL, by “BRANDER” ca. 1770s: In overall very good, original flintlock condition. Regulation length, round, iron, .56 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/8", pin-fastened barrel with two early London Gunmaker Co. proof-marks with a “WB” (William Brander) maker’s mark, on the left side of the breech. Untouched dark steel-gray surfaces with a fine touch hole and a very good bore. Molded and carved Walnut fullstock of Pattern 1756 form with a raised beavertail apron, at the barrel tang and simple points, at the lock and sideplate mortises. The lock of standard P. 1756 design with a flat lockplate, its original plain reinforced hammer, Faceted bridle-less powder-pan and arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock engraved with a clear “BRANDER" maker’s signature for William Brander of London, UK, (wrk. 1767-1779) and was a noted gunsmith and military supplier/Contractor. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 59). Sea Service-type brass furniture: a screw-fastened, heavy, bulbous butt-cap with short side-terminals. The trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes; and the flat sideplate with tail. Retains both its original sidebolts with the belt-hook long removed. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel and mechanism with generally smooth, dark-gray toned surfaces with clear markings and some expected discoloration. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: untouched surfaces. Very good stock with approx. 65%+ finish, sharp contours, some minor handling marks, tight hairlines/old repairs, loss of finish, minor chips and scattered light abrasions. The hardware with golden mustard-toned, smooth, brass surfaces. Associated flared-tipped wooden ramrod. Overall length 19 1/2". A scarce and seldom seen American Revolutionary War Period Commercially-manufactured English Pattern 1756 Naval/Sea Service Pistol, ca. 1770s. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away...”, vol. 2 & D. Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates For British Ordnance Small Arms…”, pg. 22, 29, 48 & 90.

Price: $4,775.00


A RARE VERY FINE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH PATTERN 1756 LAND SERVICE/HEAVY DRAGOON PISTOL, by "EDGE", dtd. 1760: In overall very fine/near excellent original flintlock condition. 11 1/2”, smoothbore, .66 caliber, pin-fastened, round, iron barrel with two (2) clear Board of Ordnance “GR/V” & Crown/Cross Scepters, proof marks, on the center of the baluster-ringed breech. Molded and carved, Regulation Pattern walnut fullstock of P. 1756 design with the raised-carved teardrops around the lock and sideplate and a beavertail apron, around the barrel tang. Marked with several Board of Ordnance acceptance marks in the ramrod channel. Regulation, P. 1756 (Land Pattern) brass hardware with smooth surfaces having a pleasing, lightly toned, mustard, patina overall. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut finial, two barrel-shaped ramrod pipe pipes, a raised “Land Pattern” sideplate with a tail, the butt-cap with long side-stirrups and a vacant shield wrist escutcheon. Regulation, P. 1756 rounded lock with a pronounced "banana-shaped" bottom edge, a single bridle-screw behind the hammer and thread-engraved borders, en suite with the original hammer and frizzen. The frizzen spring with an arrowhead finial and the face of the lock with a very clear Crown “GR” Royal Cypher and Crown/Broad Arrow Acceptance mark, under the powder-pan. The tail of the lock crisply engraved “EDGE" over "1760”. In overall very fine+ original flintlock condition. The lock with choice, smooth, steel-gray surfaces, very sharp engraving/markings and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and excellent timing. The Barrel with a smooth, lightly toned age-patina, some light scattered discoloration and excellent Board of Ordnance proof marks and inspector's marks. Very fine stock with some expected minor handling marks and 90%+ finish. Complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. A very rare and finely preserved French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period Pattern 1756 Land Service/Heavy Dragoon Pistol, dtd. 1760. Overall length, 18 1/2". For similar examples, please see DeWitt Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates…”.

Price: $10,775.00


A SCARCE IRON & SILVER MOUNTED PERCUSSION "MAN-STOPPER" OFFICER'S/HOWDAH/DUELLING PISTOL, by “BARWICK”, ca. 1800/1840: In overall very good condition with light scattered discoloration and salt & pepper. Large-Bore, sighted, octagonal, 9", smoothbore, .77 caliber (Musket Bore), Damascus steel, "Man-Stopper" barrel with a fine "Pattern Twist" and a scroll-engraved iron barrel-tang and gold inlayed breech. Marked, on its top flat with a gold-inlayed "CK" barrel-maker's mark and with a gold-inlayed "NORWICH" (worn) address. Percussion Converted, ca. 1840 sidelock mechanism with an engraved lockplate of classic Georgian form. Percussion Converted and complete with its original hammer and nipple. Signed on the center of the lockplate with a "BARWICK " maker’s signature within a gold-lined floral ribbon banner. George and Charles Barwick of Norwich, UK worked on Upper Market Street, ca. 1797-1805. (Please E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 62). Engraved, Silver & Steel mounts with a finely etched steel trigger-guard with a scroll engraved bow with rear finger-spur and a chiseled pineapple forward finial. A single barrel-form, iron ramrod pipe and a Shield form Silver wrist-escutcheon. Retains its original engraved iron sidebolt. Silver fore-end-cap and matching lozenge-shaped Silver barrel-key-escutcheons. Molded, finely carved and checkered, English Burl Walnut, halfstock with relief carved contours, around the lock and sidebolt mortises and a finely checkered "Cane type" grip. In overall very good untouched condition with smooth metal & wooden surfaces. Fine mechanics with a strong mainspring. Very good walnut stock with 90%+ finish, sharp contours, some light handling marks and minor old sliver-losses. Complete with its Silver-tip wooden ramrod. A very nice example of a Large-Bore "Man-Stopper" English Officer's/Howdah/Duelling Pistol, ca. 1800-1840. Overall length, 15 1/2".

Price: $1,775.00


A FINE QUALITY NAPOLEONIC WAR PERIOD FRENCH FLINTLOCK GREATCOAT TYPE OFFICER'S PISTOL, ca. 1810: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The round-to-round, .48 caliber, 4 1/4", smoothbore, pin-fastened, cannon-form, iron barrel with a fine wedding-band transition and a Martial-theme engraved breech-top with a Drum & Stand of Arms. Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces with only some light wear and signs of use: fine touch-hole and bore. Molded and simply carved, light-colored Hardwood (Beechnut?) fullstock with a “Cane-type” rounded grip with an integrally carved butt, and simple raised moldings, around the lock and sidebolt washers. Retains approx. 95%+ finish with some light scattered handling marks and abrasions. French Napoleonic Period, chiseled, steel mounts. A double-loop, barrel-form ramrod-pipe, two (2) circular sidebolt washers/escutcheons and the urn-finial trigger-guard with a finely sculpted/chiseled bow. sideplate. Fine mounts with choice, smooth, steel surfaces with only some light scattered patches of discoloration. Rounded lock with its associated gooseneck hammer, original faceted roller-type frizzen, teardrop finial frizzen-spring with roller: rounded bridled powder-pan. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with a bright, steel-gray age patina, fine engraving and some light scattered discoloration. The hardware with matching steel surfaces with some light surface patination. Fine stock with 95%+ finish and only some light scattered handling marks and signs of use. A strong mainspring and in near mechanically functional order: will not always hold on the “cocked” positions. Original button-tip iron ramrod. A Fine quality Napoleonic Period French Flintlock Greatcoat Type Officer's Pistol, ca. 1810. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons..." & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”. Overall length, 9 3/4”.

Price: $2,750.00


A FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD “SILVER” MOUNTED FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL, BY I. CARR, ca. 1770: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The octagonal-to-round, slightly flared, iron, .63 caliber, smoothbore, 9 1/8” barrel with a wedding-band transition, two early London Gunmaker Co. proof marks and a visible, “I.C.” maker’s mark, for Joseph Carr of London, UK: first recorded as working as the apprentice to John Farrel, in 1753 (please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 67). Scroll engraved breech and barrel-tang and molded and carved, nicely figured, dark, walnut stock of typical Georgian design. A “Queen Anne” type, bulbous butt and relief carvings around the lock and sideplate: the barrel-tang with a rococo scallop shell carving towards the wrist and a finely fluted apron. Scroll engraved, flate, sidelock, flintlock mechanism with a bridled powder-pan and its original gooseneck hammer. The face of the lock, the hammer and the frizzen-back engraved en suite. Marked under the powder-pan with a clear “CARR” signature: some scattered light pitting and discoloration with fine mechanics. Fine quality, deeply embossed, full “Coin Silver” mounts: the trigger-guard with an embossed acorn type forward finial and its bow with an etched “Tudor Rose”. The Grotesque mask butt-cap of pug’s face form. An embossed shield type wrist-escutcheon with finely engraved borders, two barrel-type ramrod-pipes (minor chip at entry pipe) and an openwork Floral-vine-scroll sideplate of classic mid 18th Century English form. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth steel surfaces, 25% blued finish and some minor patches of light discoloration: visible proof & maker’s marks. The mechanism with steel-gray surfaces and its original components: the frizzen-spring with a chipped finial. The stock with sharp contours, minor handling marks, small fills and several tight hairlines/repairs. Retains 85%+ finish with light wear to the grip. Deeply embossed, unmarked Coin silver mounts with lightly toned & tarnished, smooth surfaces and sharp engraving of classic American Revolutionary War Period design. A well made, fine quality example of a Silver Mounted English Flintlock Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1770. Complete with it original? Wooden rarmrod. Overall length, 15 ½”. For a similar example, please see George C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”..

Price: $5,975.00


A VERY FINE 20TH CENTURY/BICENTENNIAL ERA REPRODUCTION ENGLISH "LIGHT DRAGOON" PISTOL, ca. 1970s: In overall very fine/excellent original flintlock condition and of likely Japanese manufacture, ca. 1976. Of "Regulation British Light Dragoon Pattern" with its blued (95%), 9", smoothbore, .66 caliber, pin-fastened, round, iron barrel with crude baluster turnings, at the breech. Molded and carved, Light Dragoon Pattern, hardwood fullstock with simple raised-carvings, around the lock and sideplate mortises. The " Light Dragoon Pattern", full, brass mounts/hardware with smooth surfaces and a golden toned patina overall. The trigger-guard with simple rounded finials, a single barrel-shaped ramrod pipe, a screw-fastened, short stirrup butt-cap and a flat "S"-shaped sideplate with both of its blued steel sidebolts. The lock/mechanism with thread engraved borders, its matching & original gooseneck hammer and arrowhead finial frizzen spring. Marked with a clear Crown/"GR" Cypher, under the powder-pan and with an "S.A.R." marking, on the tail of the lock. In overall very fine+/excellent original flintlock condition with smooth steel surfaces and 95%+ finish. Very Fine+/excellent stock with 95% finish and only minor scattered marks. Complete with its blued (95%) buttonhead, iron ramrod. A very nice 20th Century (Japanese?) Reproduction of an English Light Dragoon Pattern Pistol, ca. 1970s.*** The type of Reproduction Flintlock Pistol sold to the American Market, during the Bicentennial Period, ca. 1976. Overall length, 16".

Price: $250.00


A FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD UNIT/REGIMENTALLY MARKED (35th REGIMENT OF FOOT) "REGULATION PATTERN" RAM’S-HORN-BUTT SCOTTISH ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL, by I. MICHIE, ca. 1760: : Of Regulation English Ordnance "Bissel" Pattern All-Steel Construction. Octagonal-to-round, 8", .60 caliber, smoothbore, flared-muzzle barrel with a fine touch-hole and bore. The left side of the breech with two (2) Ordnance private (London) proof-marks. Border engraved "Highland-style" flintlock mechanism with its original components: a bridle-less powder-pan, teardrop finial frizzen spring, engraved gooseneck hammer and its matching frizzen. Signed under the powder-pan with a crisp "I. MICHIE" maker's signature for James Michie of Doune, Scotland who was active 1740-1760 (please see Martin Kelvin's: "The Scottish Pistol", pg. 159). Finely contoured, steel fullstock of traditional Ram’s-horn-butt form with engraved oval Shield Patterns, on both sides of the grip. Also, engraved with a "M/35" & "C/17" Regimental/Unit Marking, on the right side of the grip (The 35th Regiment of Foot (Royal Sussex Regt.) arrived,  in Boston in April 1775 where they fought, at the Battle of Bunker Hill. They were dispatched to New York and fought at the Battle of Long Island in July of 1776, the Battle of Harlem Heights (Sept. 1776) and the Battle of White Plains in October 1776. After the Philadelphia campaign they were dispatched to the West Indies in 1778, where they assisted in the capture of St. Lucia. (Please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/35th_(Royal_Sussex)_Regiment_of_Foot). Retains its original ball-finial screw-type vent-pick and its original, sculpted, iron belt-hook with a screw-fastened rear finial. Original turned, iron ramrod and ball-type trigger. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The lock, stock and barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces, 85%+ “bright" finish and scattered patches of light pitting and rust-staining. The lock in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. A fine & scarce example of an American Revolutionary War Period Regimentally Marked Regulation Ordnance Pattern All-Steel Scottish Belt Pistol, ca. 1770. Overall length, 13". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 244 & 245, Claude Blair's: "European & American Arms..." & Martin Kelvin's: "The Scottish Pistol".

Price: HOLD


AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN FLINTLOCK PENNSYLVANIA "KENTUCKY" PISTOL, ca. 1810-1820: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with nicely toned, smooth, steel surfaces. Sighted, round, .60 caliber, unsigned, pin-fastened, 9”, smoothbore, barrel. Scroll engraved unsigned lock with its original lock components, en suite with the barrel. An engraved reinforced hammer with its matching rounded fizzen, roller-type frizzen-spring and bridled powder-pan. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing. Thread-engraved borders with an untouched, smooth, gunmetal-gray patina. Finely molded and carved, nicely figured, Tiger Maple fullstock of classic Pennsylvania “Kentucky” Pistol design. A curved, "cane-handle" type grip with a bulbous pommel and simple raised carvings, around the lock and sideplate mortises. Full Brass mounts of American design. Two (2) barrel-form sheet-brass ramrod pipes. An engraved arrowhead finial trigger-guard. An openwork/ribbon-type sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts. A screw-fastened butt-cap with an etchged read finial and a vacant oval wrist-escutcheon. Complete with its hickory ramrod with turned tip. In overall fine original flintlock condition with untouched gunmetal-toned steel surfaces, light signs of wear and sharp contours. The stock with sharp contours, a very fine and distinct Tiger Maple grain-pattern, light scattered signs of use and 85%+ finish. A fine example of an Early 19th Century American Flintlock Pennsylvania/“Kentucky Pistol”, ca. 1810-1820. For similar examples, please see Whisker’s: “The Kentucky Pistol” & H. Kaufman’s: “The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle”. Overall length, 14 1/2”.

Price: $4,875.00


A FINE ENGLISH FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF HAND-WARMER (MUFF) PISTOL, by "HILL", ca. 1810s: In overall fine, original flintlock condition. Round, 1 1/2", Turn-off, smoothbore, .50 caliber, iron barrel with two (Post 1813) Birmingham black-powder proof marks, on the underside of the breech. Finely engraved, central-hammer boxlock, flintlock mechanism with a nicely engraved "Stands of Arms"; and one side with a "HILL" maker's signature and the other with a "LONDON" address. William Golding 2 of Suffolk & London, UK was a noted gunsmith and author who worked at Bury Street Edmunds, Suffolk until 1824 and who published his gun improvements for a patent breech in the "Sporting Magazine", in 1811. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 101). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original components, including its engraved, sliding, top-mounted safety and functional pop-out trigger. Nicely Checkered Bag-shaped, English walnut grip with 80%+ finish, sharp contours and its original diamond-shaped, Silver wrist-escutcheon. Retains smooth steel-gray-colored surfaces with very sharp engraving, 75%+ finish: some scattered discoloration/staining. Pop-out iron trigger with matching smooth, steel-gray surfaces. In overall fine condition with much polish and a smooth age-patina. A Fine Small-Sized (Lady’s) English Flintlock "Hand-Warmer/Muff” Pistol, ca. 1810s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $1,375.00


A FINE ENGLISH FLINTLOCK EPROUVETTE/POWDER-TESTER, by “J & W. RICHARDS.”, ca. 1810: In overall fine & untouched original flintlock condition with dark and patinated steel, brass and wood surfaces. Center-Hammer Boxlock, English, Flintlock Pistol design with a Brass frame with an integral powder-testing chamber. A lightly engraved backstrap and its original central-type gooseneck hammer and faceted-back frizzen. In mechanically functional order with very good timing and a strong mainspring. Some scattered patches of discoloration, light signs of use and expected minor abrasions. Slab-type English walnut grips with 85% finish, sharp contours and scattered light abrasions. Engraved Central Hammer Boxlock flintlock mechanism with a “J.W. Richards" maker’s signature, on its right side and a "LONDON" address, on its left. Joseph & William Richards of London, UK worked at 16 Staining Lane, 1808-1810. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London..." pg. 168). Made without a trigger-guard and complete with its original iron trigger. Brass Powder-Chamber with a finely engraved Graduated "Testing-wheel." The Wheel with a finely engraved “6-36” powder-strength-markings. Complete & original throughout and in mechanically functional order with its original brass resistance-lever, which engages the wheel to determine the strength of the powder. A fine example of a Georgian Period English Flintlock Powder-Tester (Eprouvette), by the noted London Gunsmiths John & William Richards, ca. 1810. Overall length, 5 1/2”.

Price: $1,775.00


A GOOD 19TH CENTURY TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall fair/good original flintlock condition. Fine quality, long, deeply chiseled and engraved, round, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 14", Italian, iron barrel with chiseled floral scrolls (lightly worn), a raised sighting rib and a "LAZARI LAZARINO" barrels maker's signature for the 17th Century Northern Italian (Brescian) gunsmith, who worked, ca. 1783 (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg.688). Etched and engraved, Turkish made, Flintlock mechanism with a flat, beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp, untouched, contours, fine engraving and some light wear: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Molded and simply carved. Plain nickel-silver mounts of European style, as made with two ramrod-pipes and a full-length ramrod. Replaced White-metal stirrup type butt-cap and trigger-guard. Two barrel-form ramrod pipes: one of brass, a plain rifle type triangular sideplate with both of its side-bolts replaced and a pin-fastened wrist escutcheon. In overall fair to good original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with nicely toned gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. The stock with light signs of use, some handling marks and 75%+ finish. The hardware with toned metal surfaces and the noted restorations. A nice example of a Large-size Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1840 with a fine quality Italian Barrel. Overall length, 21".

Price: $750.00


A VERY GOOD “ATTIC UNTOUCHED” BRASS LOCK & BRASS CANNON-BARREL REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD NAVAL-TYPE FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, by “RIMES”, ca. 1780: In overall very good original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, four stage, 8", Cannon-form, smoothbore, .62 caliber, brass barrel with a finely engraved baluster breech with a scroll-engraved iron barrel-tang. Marked, on the left breech-top with two (2), ca. 1780 London Tower private proof marks and the center of the breech with an engraved "RIMES LONDON" maker’s name & address (some wear to the name). Full sidelock flintlock mechanism of classic mid-18th century Georgian form with a hound’s-tooth border-engraved, rounded, Brass lockplate. Retains its engraved iron gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and arrowhead-finial frizzen-spring (the iron components with pitting/surface oxidation from likely exposure to Sea Air). Engraved under the bridled powder-pan with a worn "Rimes" signature. John Rimes I of London, UK was a noted mid-18th century gunsmith who worked “66 Bell Dock”, London, 1761 & 1772-1784. He was also a Contractor to the East India Co., in 1772. (please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 168). Deeply embossed and nicely etched, full, Brass mounts, of classic mid-18th Century/Georgian Period English form. The Stirrip type, embossed and engraved, butt-cap with engraved, terminals, side-panels and a deeply embossed grotesque brass mask pommel-cap of very scarce/unusual "Faun" form (please see: Peter Bower’s: “Grotesque Buttcaps on 18th Century British Pistols”, “The Armourer”, May, 2017, pg. 60-64). Acorn finial trigger-guard with an engraved Tudor Rose on its bow and a raised and embossed forward finial. Two barrel-form ramrod pipes and a finely embossed sideplate with a nicely detailed Stand of Arms with Cannons, Flags & Armour. The vacant wrist escutcheon, en suite with embossed cannons, flags and a helmeted upper finial. Molded and carved, figured, English walnut, fullstock with relief carved moldings, around the lock and sideplate mortises and a raised carved scallop shell apron, at the barrel-tang. In overall very good “attic untouched” original flintlock condition with smooth oxidized surfaces. The barrel with sharp contours, a fine bore and untouched richly patinated, brass surfaces with a dark mustard tone, light patches of discoloration/wear: clear proof marks and address. The lockplate/mechanism with matching brass surfaces and its original lock components with very good mechanics and touch-hole. The iron surfaces of the hammer, trigger and frizzen with scattered discoloration & pitting: the signs of exposure to Salt/Sea Air. Very good stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, minor handling marks and tight hairlines. Complete with its original horn-tip wooden ramrod with iron jag. A very nice Brass Barrel & Lock Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Naval-Type Officer's/Holster Pistol, ca. 1780. Overall length, 14 1/2". In attic untouched condition and recentlty acquired in Coastal Maine. The type of “Brass” Flintlock Pistol often associated with Naval/Maratime Use. For similar examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “Pistols of the World” & G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolutiion”.

Price: $4,875.00


A FINE & UNTOUCHED EARLY 19th CENTURY CONTINENTAL BOXLOCK FLINTLOCK TINDERLIGHTER W/ CANDLE HOLDER, ca. 1800-1815: In overall fine+ untouched condition. Complete and original throughout. The frame, lock-components and mounts with smooth steel-gray surfaces and a fine age-patina. Molded and carved hardwood (beech?), bag-type grips with much of their finish, some very minor handling marks and sharp contours. Central Hammer Boxlock Flintlock Mechanism with its original double-throated hammer and pivoting frizzen and frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a fine mainspring and trigger. The steel-gray frame with plain, flat-side, screw-fastened panels and an integral forward-mounted tinderbox with sliding cover: minor irregularity to the slide. Retains an untouched age-patina and much of its latent finish: sharp contours and original components. The underside of the frame with its original wrought-forged pair of legs and the right side with its original band-type candleholder. Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces with an untouched age patina and fine contours. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $1,100.00


A RARE & UNUSUAL NAPOLEONIC PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK NAVAL HAND-MORTAR/GRENADE PISTOL, ca. 1810: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Made with a re-issued, late 17th Century, “I. Yates” marked (James Yates w. 1678-1707), Thin-walled Mortar-form, (for firing Incendiaries/Grenades, etc.) “Blunderbuss-type”, 6 1/2", 1.750+ caliber, brass barrel. Smooth brass surfaces with two (2) London Gunmaker, Co. proof marks, on the left side of the breech. Molded and simply carved Robust-form, straight-grained, Early 19th Century, military styled, English walnut fullstock with a heavy grip with a slight flare-- for the screw-fastened and turned, iron pommel-cap. Fine flintlock mechanism with its original gooseneck hammer, frizzen and roller-type frizzen-spring. The face of the bridled, flat lockplate with a clear “CLEMSON” maker’s signature for “Richard Clemson of London & Shrewsbury, UK, who worked ca. 1800-1835 (Please Nigel Brown’s: “British Gunmakers” vol. 2.). Plain brass & iron Mounts of Early Sea Service Style. The pin-fastened trigger-guard with a simple ball-type, “Naval-style” forward finial with a plain bow. Turned iron butt-cap with a screw-fastened terminal: the sides with faint traces of Engraved Fowled Anchor (Naval) Motifs. An openwork/Serpent type sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts. Made without a provision for a ramrod, due to the extreme size/diameter of the barrel/muzzle. In overall fine, original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth brass surfaces with nicely toned patina, clear markings, some expected light scattered discoloration/surface nicks and light wear overall: the muzzle with an old stress-crack from use. The lock with smooth gunmetal/brown steel surfaces, clear markings, a strong mainspring and fine timing. Fine stock with sharp contours and bold carvings around the lock and sideplate mortises. Retains 85%+ finish with generally smooth surfaces and some light scattered handling marks. Fine mounts with a golden brass age-patina. A very unusual and rare example of a Napoleonic War Period English Naval Type Grenade Lauching Pistol/Hand-Mortar, ca. 1810. Overall length, 14 1/2" For similar type weapons, please see Gilkeron’s: “Boarders Away”.

Price: $7,275.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER/OFFICER'S PISTOL, by “JOSEPH DUMAREST”, ca. 1750: In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock condition. Of classic Rococo Period French form with an octagonal to round, .65 caliber, 7 3/8", smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron barrel. Made with an integral raised rear sighting rib and with a lightly engraved tang. Molded and carved, finely Figured, dark-colored, Burl-Walnut fullstock with relief and incised carvings. A pronounced bulbous butt, raised teardrops around the lock and sideplate mortises and incised flutes, along the forestock. Retains approx. 85%+ finish with some scattered light handling marks and signs of use. Chiseled and engraved, full, steel mounts with deeply toned untouched surfaces. Stirrup-type butt-cap with engraved side terminals and a matching oval finial/pommel-cap. Two (2), barrel-type, ramrod-pipes and an engraved, rifle-type/triangular sideplate with both of its sidebolts. The trigger-guard of classic French form with a sculpted & chiseled, urn-type forward finial and a floral-engraved bow. The mounts with smooth, untouched, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light scattered patches of discoloration and wear from use. In original flintlock configuration with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Floral engraved lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and faceted bridle-less powder-pan. Signed under the pan with a “JOSEPH DUMAREST” maker’s signature for Joseph Dumarest of St. Etienne, France, 1700-1766, who was a noted member of this famed French gunsmithing family. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 314-315). In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel with a dark, russet-toned, steel-gray age patina and some light scattered discoloration. The hardware, en suite with matching steel surfaces. Fine stock with 85% finish and some light scattered handling marks and signs of use. Complete with its wooden ramrod with flared iron tip. A very nice example of a Fine quality French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period French Flintlock Officer's/Holster Pistol, ca. 1750. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons..." & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”. Overall length, 13".

Price: SOLD


A FINE ENGLISH FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF HAND-WARMER (MUFF) PISTOL, by "WILLIAM GOLDING", ca. 1810s: In overall fine, original flintlock condition. Round, 1 5/8", Turn-off, smoothbore, .50 caliber, iron barrel with two (Post 1813) Birmingham black-powder proof marks, on the underside of the breech. Finely engraved, central-hammer boxlock, flintlock mechanism with a nicely detailed "Stand of Arms" with a central "WILLM GOLDING" maker's signature and with a "BURY STREET EDMUNDS" address. William Golding 2 of Suffolk & London, UK was a noted gunsmith and author who worked at Bury Street Edmunds, Suffolk until 1824 and who published his gun improvements for a patent breech in the "Sporting Magazine", in 1811. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 101). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original components, including its engraved, sliding, top-mounted safety and functional pop-out trigger. Nicely figured Bag-shaped, English walnut grip with 90%+ finish, sharp contours and its original oval-shaped, Silver wrist-escutcheon. Smooth, steel surfaces with very sharp engraving, 85%+ finish and light scattered discoloration/staining. Pop-out iron trigger with matching smooth, steel-gray surfaces. In overall fine condition with choice surfaces, much polish and a smooth age-patina. A Fine Small-Sized (Lady’s) English Flintlock "Hand-Warmer/Muff” Pistol, ca. 1810s. Overall length, 6 1/4".

Price: SOLD


AN EXCELLENT/MUSEUM QUALITY AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD LOBE-BUTT SCOTTISH ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL, by I. MURDOCH, ca. 1770s: In overall excellent original flintlock condition. Octagonal to round, ribbed, 7 ", highly chiseled & engraved, .60 caliber, smoothbore, flared-muzzle barrel. "Highland-type" flintlock mechanism with all original components: a bridle-less powder-pan, a trefoil finial frizzen spring, gooseneck hammer and round-top frizzen: engraved throughout with finely detailed vine scrolls of typical rococo fashion. Signed under the pan with a crisp "IOHN. MURDOCH" maker's signature for John Murdoch of Doune Scotland who was active 1750-1798 (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 2, pg. 846). Finely contoured steel fullstock of traditional lobe-butt form, with extensive scroll engraving, en suite with the barrel and lock. Complete with its original matching iron belt-hook with openwork finial and a roped midsection. Retains its pierced and finely turned ramrod and its engrved, ball-type silver trigger and butt-cap. In overall excellent/Museum Grade condition. The lock, stock and barrel with smooth steel surfaces with 90%+ original "bight" finish: some very minor scattered patches of discoloration, commensurate with age. The lock in functional order with excellent timing, all original components and a strong mainspring. Original iron ramrod with button-head tip. A very nice and authentic, Revolutionary War Period All-Steel Scottish Belt Pistol, by the noted gunsmith "T. Murdoch", ca. 1770. Overall length, 11 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", Claude Blair's: "European & American Arms", plt. 464 & Martin Kelvin's: "The Scottish Pistol...".

Price: SOLD


VERY GOOD EARLY 19TH CENTURY OTTOMAN-TURKISH/"BARBARY-PIRATE" FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1810:: In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. Fine quality, long, Silver Damascened and engraved, round, .69 caliber, smoothbore, 11 3/4", band & pin-fastened, iron barrel with Silver inlayed floral scrolls. Turkish made, Flintlock mechanism with a deeply beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its original gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen with a rounded top: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp contours, thread engravings and dark, untouched, steel surfaces with some light wear and oxidation. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Molded, relief & incised carved, walnut fullstock of traditional "Ottoman"" form with as long and slender forestock, an integrally carved, "false", wooden ramrod and a deeply curved grip with bulbous pommel. Steel mounts: a single (1) "ramrod-pipe"-- for the "false" wooden ramrod and a braided brass wire muzzle-band. Stirrup type butt-cap with long side-terminals and a bulbous pommel-cap. The trigger-guard with a simple bow and a sculpted and engraved front finial. Plain rifle type triangular sideplate with both of its original iron sidebolts. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with richly toned and untouched, steel surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. Very good stock with scattered handling marks, 85%+ finish and several old chips. The hardware, en suite with smooth & untouched, steel surfaces with a nicely toned age-patina. A nice example of an early 19th Century Ottoman-Turkish/"Barbary Pirate" Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810. The type of "Turkish" Flintlock Pistol which was widely used throughout the Mediterranean. Overall length, 19".

Price: $1,150.00


A VERY GOOD+ PAIR OF IRISH SILVER MOUNTED REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD "QUEEN ANN" OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by F. LORD, ca. 1760s: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. Cannon-form, turn-off/screw-type, .57 caliber, smoothbore, 6", round, early Birmingham proofed, iron barrels with two maker's marks and one with a clear "1" marking. Nicely figured, bulbous-form, "Queen-Ann"-type, walnut grips of classic English design, having well pronounced lobed pommels, extensive rococo silver-wire inlay (65%) and full silver mounts: grotesque-mask butt-caps of classic "Pug's head" form and martial-theme central wrist-escutcheons with helmeted finials and "L.C." owner's initials. In very good original flintlock condition with sharp contours, smooth surfaces, some minor handling marks, minor abrasions and wear. Lightly engraved iron trigger-guards with an engraved barley-whirl design, on its bow. In original flintlock configuration with their original lock components, strong mainsprings, fine mechanics and smooth steel surfaces. The boxlock mechanisms/frames with finely engraved borders and scroll-engraved central panels. Each pistol signed with a "F. Lord" maker's signature and a "Dublin" address (wear to the engraving). Francis Lord of Dublin, Ire. worked (1745-1774) and was a contractor to the Board of Ordnance. (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 726). The barrels and frames with smooth polished surfaces, good engraving and a light age-patina. A very well made and Rare Pair of Silver Mounted Revolutionary War Period Irish "Queen Ann" Officer's Pistols, ca. 1760s. Made by a recorded Dublin gunsmith; and of larger "Officer's" size. Overall length 12".

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE PAIR OF LADY’S/ADOLESCENT-SIZE BRASS MOUNTED “QUEEN ANN” TRAVELLING PISTOLS, by “BLAIR & LEA”, ca. 1780s: In overall very fine original flintlock condition. Three-stage, round-round, 4 1/8", cannon-form, turn-off, smoothbore, .48 caliber, "bright finished" (75%+ polish) steel barrels with finely engraved, baluster-turned breeches and scroll-engraved tangs: marked, on their sides with two (2), 1780 London Tower Proof marks and with “B” (“Blair”?) maker’s marks within rectangular cartouches. Full sidelock flintlock, rounded mechanisms with hound’s-tooth border engravings and both their matching gooseneck hammers, teardrop finial frizzen-springs & frizzens: engraved under the bridle-less powder-pans with clear "BLAIR & LEA" signatures. Blair & Lea were noted 18th century Birmingham gunmakers working in London, UK ca. 1784-1785. (please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 54). Embossed and engraved, Full, Brass Mounts of classic Georgian Period form. Thread engraved butt-caps with acanthus-leaf finials, finely etched borders and both their retaining-screws. The diminutive size trigger-guards with pointed finials, hound’s-tooth borders and:"Tudor Rose” engraved bows of Lady’s/Adolescent size with very small bow-openings for a small index finger. Vacant oval wrist escutcheons, en suite. Finely detailed Martial Theme sideplates with Deeply Embossed Stands of Arms with Flags, Armour & Cannons. Complete with their iron sidebolts. Molded and carved English walnut, ¾-stocks of classic “Queen Ann” form with curved grip-profiles and bulbous butts. The wrists with finely detailed Silver Wire inlayed Rococo Scallop Shell aprons, at the barrel-tangs. In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The barrels with sharp contours, very fine bores and some light patches of discoloration with clear proof marks and 75%+ finish. The locks/mechanisms with matching smooth surfaces and very fine mechanics with their original components and fine timing. Fine+ stocks with 85%+ finish, sharp contours fine grain figure and some minor handling marks. A very nice Pair of Small-Sized (Lady’s/Adolescent’s) English Breech-loading Flintlock "Pocket/Travelling” “Queen Ann” Pistols, ca. 1780s. Overall length, 8 3/8".

Price: SOLD


A FINE PAIR OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SILVER-WIRE-INLAY ENGLISH FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF HAND-WARMER (MUFF)/TRAVELLING PISTOLS, ca. 1775: In overall fine+, original flintlock condition. Round, 2 1/2", Turn-off, cannon-form, baluster-turned, smoothbore, .45 caliber, iron barrels with two early Birmingham black-powder proof marks, on their undersides. Finely engraved, central-hammer boxlock, flintlock mechanisms with "KING" maker's signatures: sliding trigger-guard safeties and hound's-tooth-engraved central hammers and frizzens: one hammer with a nearly undetectable old repair. Both in mechanically fine condition with strong mainsprings and frizzen springs: functional safeties. The sides of the frames with matching borders, finely engraved scrolls and clear maker's signatures. Smooth, steel gray surfaces with sharp engraving, 85% finish and very light patches of discoloration. Engraved iron trigger-guards with matching smooth, steel-gray surfaces and etched bows. Nicely figured, bag-shaped, walnut grips with some minor handling marks, sharp contours and 85% finish. Extensively inlayed with silver wire scrolls of classic Georgian design (99%). In overall fine+ condition. The barrels with good bores, smooth surfaces and a fine patina. The frames with sharp engraving, clear markings and matching surfaces. Very Fine grips without cracks or significant blemishes: retain virtually all of their silver wire. A very nice Pair of Small-Sized (Lady’s) English Flintlock "Handwarmer/Travelling” Pistols, ca. 1775. Overall length, 8".

Price: SOLD


A COLONIAL PERIOD QUEEN ANN TURN-OFF PISTOL BY JAMES FREEMAN, ca. 1715: In overall fine original flintlock condition with a smooth and even age patina overall. The round, 5 1/2", cannon-form, turn-off, smoothbore, .61 caliber, iron barrel with a Crown "IF" (James Freeman) maker's mark and two London pre-1740 proof marks. The original flintlock mechanism with rounded gooseneck hammer with a hound's-tooth border engraving and a "James Freeman" signature, for James Paul Freeman of London (w. 1705- 1720 and was known for his silver-mounted breech-loading pistols: please see H. Blackmore, Gunmakers of London 1350-1850, pg. 96). The frizzen-back and frame with matching decoration and smooth surfaces: some very light scattered salt & peppering. Sliding iron trigger-guard: acts as a safety. Embossed silver Mounts include the Grotesque mask butt-cap, the rococo-scroll sideplate and the vacant shield wrist escutcheon. Burl walnut, Queen Ann type grip with a molded bulbous butt and relief carving around the lock, barrel tang and sideplate. In overall fine condition. The barrel with smooth surfaces and some very light pitting and discoloration. The lock/mechanism with all original components, having matching surfaces and clear engraving. Fine walnut grip with some very minor handling marks, 85% original finish and a small period-repaired crack above the sideplate. A very nice example of a Breech-loading Flintlock pistol from the Colonial Period. Made by one of the most prominent London Gunsmiths of the 18th century, James P. Freeman. Overall length, 12".

Price: $5,275.00


A FINE QUALITY BRASS MOUNTED OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1820: In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. Recycled, earlier (17th/early 18th Century) European (Dutch/German), Octagonal to round, band & pin-fastened (missing its muzzle-band), 12 3/4”, smoothbore, .62 caliber, swamped, iron barrel with light scattered discoloration/wear. Marked on the left side of the breech with two (2) spurious European/English style proof marks and the breech-top with a deeply stuck Ottoman style Scimitar/Sword marking with a brass inlayed crescent moon. Also, adorned with slightly worn vine scroll borders. In very good original flintlock condition with generally sharp contours, a very good touch-hole and nicely toned steel-gray surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration/fine pitting. Full sidelock, Flintlock mechanism with a scroll-engraved, faceted/beveled lockplate with a bridled powder-pan. Complete with its original external lock components and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains its original scroll engraved gooseneck hammer, rounded-back frizzen, bridled powder-pan and its trefoil finial frizzen-spring. Very good steel-gray surfaces with expected evidence of use and wear with scattered discoloration and fine pitting: replaced rear sidebolt. Molded and carved, dark-colored, Turkish walnut fullstock of classic early 19th century Turkish form with a bulbous pommel-cap and a slender grip and forestock. The forestock with raised carved acanthus leaf and crosshatch accents and the grip and pommel with matching carved details: some wear to the carvings. In very good condition with approx. 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some scattered handling marks, minor chips, hairlines and expected signs of use/wear. Fully engraved and embossed, Brass mounts of mid-18th century European rococo form. An embossed stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and a rounded butt-cap with a floral embossed pommel-cap. An openwork vine scroll sideplate with chased & embossed tendrils. Nail-fastened, engraved trigger-guard with an urn-type forward finial and a scroll engraved bow. And a deeply embossed, brass wrist-escutcheon with raised stylized cannon decorations. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with smooth surfaces. The barrel and lock with steel-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration. The stock with some scattered handling marks, light signs of age/use and approx. 85%+ finish. A classic Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1820. Overall length, 19". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE QUALITY EDO PERIOD JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK “TEMPLE” PISTOL, ca. 1800: In In overall very good+ untouched condition. Octagonal, 18", pin-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with a stepped and flared “cannon” form muzzle, its block rear sight and silver fore-sight. Adorned, with finely detailed and stylized silver, brass and copper inlayed birds, horses and scrolls of traditional Edo period design. Extensively brass inlayed & lacquered reddish-brown-colored, mulberry-wood fullstock of traditional “Teppo” form with a sculpted and contoured fishtail butt with a central piercing & raised Brass/Copper Boss --for a match-cord. Also, inlayed on the left side of the butt and along the fore-stock with numerous lightly engraved brass chrysanthemum flowers, etc. A decortive open heart-shaped inlay at the breech end of the ramrod channel. Traditional Japanese, all brass, Snap-type, Matchlock mechanism. Of classic oriental design, as made without screws and having an exposed brass mainspring and its matching serpentine/match-holder: strong mainspring, though out of timing. Matching brass lockplate and ball-type trigger with rounded brass trigger-guard: a brass suspension-ring and loop, on the underside of the forestock. In overall very good+ untouched condition. The barrel with dark surfaces and some scattered patches of wear, discoloration and pitting. The hardware and lock retain a finely toned golden-brown-mustard patina with light wear to the engravings. Fine stock with 85% lacquered finish, sharp contours, nicely engraved inlays and some scattered light handling marks and signs of use. A very good early 19th century Japanese matchlock Pistol of “Temple Grade” quality. Faceted to round wooden ramrod, en suite and missing the powder-pan cover. Overall length 22". For similar examples, please see: H. Wieand Bowman’s: "Antique Guns", pg. 12 & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”.

Price: SOLD


SMALL PAIR(S) OF HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON GUN HOOKS & SCREWS: Ideal for hanging Pistols, swords, powder horns or other small items. Complete with two (2) mounting-screws for hanging. Handmade in New Hampshire. 2 1/2" x 1 1/8".

Price: (Pr.) $85.00


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