Brass Mounted Continental Flintlock Pistol, Circa 1770-1780. Unmarked stepped round iron barrel measuring 7 3/16" and bearing a notched rear sight. The gun is overall 12 3/4". On the muzzle end of the barrel is an adjustable front sight dovetailed into an affixed semi circular collar. The bore is .62 caliber with excellent ten groove rifling. On the round faced lock is the engraved name "T. W. PISTOR" along with some scroll engraving at the tail, and border engraving below the pan; the hammer has the same rounded surface as the lock. There is engraving on the elegant side plate, on the birds head butt cap, on the trigger guard and on the entry pipe, the forward pipe is unembellished. The woodwork includes beautifully executed relief carving behind the barrel tang plus raised areas around the ramrod channel and the forward extension of the trigger guard. Quite crisp overall with nice patina on the metal and the wood with a warm glow. Mechanism perfect and an exceptional example of the generic form.

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