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    Very Rare U.S. M1805 Flintlock Harpers Ferry Pistol, .54 Caliber Smoothbore, in Superb Condition. Doubtless the most attractive US martial handgun ever produced, and the first military handgun manufactured in a national armory. Originally issued in numbered pairs, this early example bears the number 667 at the breech. This rare gun appears to be in its original flintlock configuration. All metal smooth and clean, just come scattered salt and peppering and some very light pitting in the area of the touch hole, mechanically perfect. Wood really exceptional with wonderful smooth patina and excellent inspector's marks. The brass tipped ramrod is an old replacement and looks very nice. Lock markings with spread wing eagle "US/ Harpers Ferry" and dated 1807. (2,580 guns produced in that year). Breech markings with US/ eaglehead/ 667. All markings deep and crisp. A choice example of this very rare and most desirable U.S. martial handgun.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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