Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 12: Pair of Large French Double Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Pair of Large French Double Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500

A) French Double Barrel Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 7 7/8 inch solid rib
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2553
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
Class: Antique
Description:

This lot consists of two French side by side flintlock pistols. Both lock plates are script marked "Moriscau / A Paris" under the flash pan and have a floral engraving behind the floral engraved hammers. Floral engraving is also present on the upper tang, frizzen, and trigger guard, with a large floral blossom engraved on the buttcap. Traces of a gold highlighted engraving remaining on the breech end of the barrels. The upper tang has a dished out rear sight, with a front bead sight on the solid rib, and hammer safeties. Full length stock with flared butt, multi-point checkering in the grip area, single stock wedge, and an oval initial plate behind the upper tang. Complete with a wooden ramrod with horn tip.

Rating Definition:

About good. The metal surfaces have been cleaned and are now aging again with some minor pitting (mostly on the barrels). The stock is very good with a few missing minor chips and a few minor cracks (right side of forearm), along with some minor dings and scratches. There is some minor bruising/wear in the overall crisp checkering. The once crudely repaired right hammer is separated with the top jaw included. This needs a professional to make a better repair.



B) French Double Barrel Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 7 7/8 inch solid rib
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2553
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
Class: Antique
Description:

As described in "A", but with an all wooden replacement ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The metal surfaces have been cleaned and are now aging again, with some minor pitting (mostly on the barrels). The stock is also good with a some scattered hairline cracks and repaired pistol grip, along with some minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp.



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