DescriptionAmerican Percussion "Kentucky" Style Pistol, Circa 1845. Unmarked, but probably Tennessee/ Carolina. 15" overall with 9.5" octagonal .41 caliber rifled barrel. V-notch rear sight, brass blade front, both dovetailed. Maple full stock with very tight curl, faceted butt. Brass ramrod ferrule, the rest of the furniture iron, including trigger guard, flat butt cap, and side plate, which is held in place with two small screws, with the lock bolt underneath. There is no rear ramrod pipe and the nose cap is missing. "Hardware store" lock with scroll and game scene engraving. All metal with dark untouched patina. Mechanically functional but weak mainspring, bore very good. Stock excellent with nice smooth age patina and a superior piece of maple. There is one very small old repair just forward of the nipple, difficult to detect. The ramrod is a replacement. A nice example of a "southern style" Kentucky pistol.
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