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    Absolutely Authentic M1842 Single Shot .54 Caliber Percussion Produced at the Palmetto Armory, Columbia, South Carolina. Dated 1852 on the lock and 1853 on the barrel tang. One thousand of these pistols were produced with a very low survival rate. This example has verbal provenance to ownership by a Colonel Wallace of the 18th South Carolina. Correct original lock markings, palmetto tree proof at breech and "Wm. Glaze & Co." on the left side of the breech. Lock generally smooth and dark gray, the barrel with scattered patches of dark salt and peppering and a few tiny patches of very light pitting. All brass furniture correct and original with light patina. Wood overall excellent with smooth light patina. One small sliver at the bottom of the front of the lock plate, five notches neatly cut opposite the lock and a minor hairline opposite the lock above the side plate, all minor and detract little. Ramrod and swivel correct and original, just some damage to the front swivel screw. The gun is accompanied by authentication documents from Dr. Frederick G. Novy. Nice example of a completely honest and 100% correct Palmetto pistol.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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