Private Purchase British Silver Mounted Officer's Percussion (Conversion) Holster Pistol. 8" octagon to round .65 caliber brass smoothbore barrel with three proofs and the faint markings "...RIES" and "LONDON" still visible. The gun is 14" overall. The converted lock appears to be original to the gun, with an engraved percussion hammer reaching the nipple on the drum conversion. There are two ramrod pipes, an ornate openwork side plate, engraved trigger guard, silver wrist escutcheon engraved with script letters "JG" and a fancy butt cap with side straps and a standing lion in relief. All of the mounts are silver with the rear trigger guard tang bearing touchmarks that include the letter "g" in the style of 1782-83. Uncarved walnut stock. The ramrod is a replacement but appears to retain the original horn tip. Light wear overall, barrel markings weak as noted. Two very minor chips forward of the lock and above the butt cap, and a really negligible hairline at the front of the right forestock. Wood overall excellent with nice patina. Metal also with pleasant patina and a very pretty gun.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 412

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 11 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 21 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana
    2017 October 21 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana
    REALIZED SO FAR $909,600