Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1: Fine Pair of French Flintlock Pocket Pistols w/ Silver Fittings

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Fine Pair of French Flintlock Pocket Pistols with Silver Fittings

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

A) French Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 3 inch round
Finish: bright/ silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 1824
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique
Description:

Produced without sights, no visible markers markings. The barrel is fitted with a cannon muzzle and decorative ribs, and the lock plate is unadorned with a detachable steel flash pan and leaf tip to the frizzen spring. Smooth one piece pistol grip stock, with a silver tipped horn ramrod, raised floral and arms themed designs on the trigger guard and reverse plate and silver wire scroll inlay around the tang and lion head buttcap.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, with a bright appearance to the steel and areas of dark patina on the silver components, with light handling marks overall. The trigger guard is slightly loose. Stock is also fine, with mild pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.



B) French Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 3 inch round
Finish: bright/ silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 1824
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique
Description:

As A.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with some minor pitting on the bright steel, along with mild handling marks. The silver is taking on a dark patina, and a small amount of the silver wire is peeling away from the stock. Stock is fine as repaired, with mended chipping at the tip and mild pressure dents.



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