Founded in 1998, PAUL M. AMBROSE ANTIQUES specializes in the sale of high quality, original European and American, Antique Guns, Antique firearms and Antique weapons. Created with the customer in mind, it is our duty to provide the customer with the honesty and integrity he or she deserves. Too often, in today's business world, this is not always the practice. I have been an avid collector of antiques, particularly firearms, for more than thirty-five years; and like all collectors, I expect my purchases to be accurately described and fairly priced. I believe that my business is a reflection of this commitment and I'm sure you will too.

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A FINE PAIR OF FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by "P. GANDON", ca. 1730: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Round, two-stage, 7 1/2", .60 caliber, pin-fastened, slightly flared, smoothbore, iron barrels with baluster-turned breeches and scroll-engraved barrel-tangs. Marked with Two (2), clear, early (pre-1745), London Gunmaker, Co. proof marks and Crown/"F" foreigner's marks: the breech-tops with "LONDON" addresses. Rounded and engraved lockplates with thread-engraved borders, rounded bridle-less powder-pans and are complete with their original rounded gooseneck hammers, frizzens with thread-engraved backs and their original trefoil finial frizzen-springs. Retains their original lock components with strong mainsprings, sharp engraving, 90%+ polish and only some light patches of discoloration and wear. Engraved under the powder-pans with clear “P. Gandon” maker’s signatures for Peter Gandon I, of London, UK, who worked 1710-1744 (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London”, pg. 97. Molded and finely carved, nicely finished, figured English walnut fullstocks of classic early Georgian period design. Pronounced bulbous butts with raised-carved teardrop moldings around the locks and sideplates. The barrel-tangs with finely carved, early Georgian style, beavertail aprons. Retain very fine untouched wooden surfaces with light signs of use, minor old fills/tight hairlines and some scattered handling marks: 90%+ finish with sharp contours and carvings. Finely embossed and lightly engraved, early Georgian Style, Brass mounts of early18th century form. Stirrup-type butt-caps with long hound's-tooth engraved side-terminals and rounded pommel-caps with floral engraved, oval, lozenge-type finials. Openwork ribbon-type, triangular sideplates with matching hound's-tooth engraved borders, en suite with the butt-cap stirrups. The trigger-guards with pointed forward finials and “Tudor Rose” engraved bows. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes with deep baluster-turnings. Engraved, vacant, oval wrist escutcheons and complete with both of their original, brass-tip, wooden ramrods. In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The barrels with a smooth, steel-gray age-patina, sharp proof-marks and light scattered wear and expected patches of discoloration: very fine touch-holes and bores. The locks with 90%+ polish, very fine engraving and are in mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and very fine timing. Very fine stocks with 90%+ finish, sharp contours and only some minor handling marks and signs of use. An attractive and classically styled, Pair of French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period, English, Flintlock, Officer's Pistols, by the noted London Gunsmith "Peter Gandon I", ca. 1730. Overall length, 14".

Price: $10,775.00

Paul M. Ambrose
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Monroe, CT 06468

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