Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 115: B. Homer Brass Barreled American Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

B. Homer Brass Barreled American Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: American
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 6 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 394
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"B.HOMER" marked lock. B. Homer is listed as an active gunmaker c. 1775-1806. Benjamin Homer (1731-1776) and his son, Benjamin Perrott Homer (1761-1838), were listed as merchants in Boston per Smith and Bitter in "Historic Pistols: The American Martial Flintlock, 1760-1845."

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