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Lot 197: Four Muzzle Loading Pistols

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Four Muzzle Loading Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

A) H.W. Mortimer & Co. Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Mortimer & Son
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 60
Barrel: 6 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 250
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Manufactured in the early 1800s.

B) Double Barrel Percussion Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Double Barrel- Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: unknown
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 250
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

C) Engraved and Carved Percussion Conversion Pocket Pistol with Wire Inlays

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 48
Barrel: 4 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 250
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

Manufactured c. late 18th century as a flintlock, likely in France, and later converted.

D) Liege Proofed Percussion Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 1 inch round
Finish: unknown
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 250
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured c. mid 19th century.

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