Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 10: Hughes Marked Brass Barrel Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Hughes Marked Brass Barrel Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Hughes
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 70
Barrel: 9 1/4 inch part octagon
Finish: casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1215
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
Class: Antique
Description:

With 13 3/4 inch overall length this pistol is marked "T / HUGHES" on the lock and "CORK" on the top barrel flat in a panel with geometric engraved design at the breech end. The brass barrel has a cannon muzzle, light scroll engraving at the breech and recessed "crown/TH" and "crown/V" proofs on the left rear flat. Decorative brass left side plate, brass trigger guard with engraved flower and decorative finial, light scroll engraving on the rear of the lock and on the hammer and mounted with a full walnut stock with tear drop flats, decorative carving around the barrel tang, grotesque face brass butt cap and decorative brass thumb shield. Complete with a wooden ramrod with contrasting tip.

Rating Definition:

Good. The brass has been polished at some time and is beginning to age. The iron parts have a dark patina with some minor pitting. The stock has a repair which runs around the wrist, a repaired chip and chip on the left flat, a repaired crack on the left front and the grip area has been sanded and refinished. There are some minor dings and dents on the balance of the stock. The stock remains solid. The markings are clear. The action is fine.



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