Dated 1821 on the lock plate. The pistol has iron mountings, swivel steel ramrod and oval rear sight on the barrel tang. The lock has a unique sliding safety bolt located behind the hammer and a detachable brass flash pan. All of the fittings are iron and the stock is oil-finished black walnut. Lock plate is marked with an Eagle and Shield between "U" and "S" in front of the hammer. "S. NORTH" is stamped in a downward arc above the eagle and "MIDLtn CONN." is stamped in a upward arc below it. The left side of the barrel is stamped with "JDJ / P / US" proof and inspection marks. Condemnation indent present on left side of barrel (usually confirms original flintlock configuration). The grip straps extend to the rounded steel buttcap.
Very good, with remains of a brown lacquer coat on the bright barrel and a mixed brown and gray patina on the lock plate. Some mild pitting is visible, with a ding on the left side partially covered by the wood. Action needs adjustment, will not stand at full cock. Stock is very good, with mild pressure dents and chipping.
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