Wonderful Late 18th Century Unmarked American "Kentucky" Flintlock Pistol. Thick walled 6 3/4", .31 caliber, brass barrel, secured at the rear with a very narrow tang and pinned to the cherry stock. The gun is 11 1/4" overall. The gun is original flintlock although it does show a bushing at the touch hole. Side plate, trigger guard, nose cap, butt cap and ramrod thimbles all of brass. Devoid of decoration with the exception of rings on the ramrod thimbles. Believed to be indigenous to Virginia. The gun shows overall honest wear, with several minor hairlines almost parallel to the barrel tang. there is a narrow section under the lockplate that appears to have been filled long ago. The brass is polished, with the iron lock and hammer with nice dark untouched patina. A really charming 18th century, unquestionably American, pistol.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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