Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 20: Noyes Warminster Marked Brass Frame Flintlock Muff Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Noyes Warminster Marked Brass Frame Flintlock Muff Pistol

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 1 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/brass
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 10
Class: Antique

The brass frame is engraved with a military motif with "NOYES" marked on the left side and "WARMINSTER" on the right side. Two British proofs and the number "1" are marked in front of the folding trigger with an additional proof and the number "1" marked on the underside of the barrel. The Damascus barrel is engraved with a band of leaves at the muzzle. An engraved leaf pattern is also featured on the hammer safety and around the trigger. Fitted with a smooth one piece grip with a silver thumb shield.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The brass has a smooth dark gray patina with strong traces of the Damascus pattern remaining. The brass frame has an attractive smooth aged patina with a clear engraving. The grip is fine with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.

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