Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 25: Thomas Marked Brass Flintlock Over Under Tap Action Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,300

Thomas Marked Brass Flintlock Over Under Tap Action Pistol

Manufacturer: Thomas
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 3 inch round
Finish: brass
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
Class: Antique

The frame and screw on barrels are brass with the remaining surfaces iron. The frame is border engraved and marked "THOMAS" in an oval wreath on the left side and a floral engraving is present on the right side. Each barrel is numbered on the left side with the corresponding number on the breech plug. The top barrel has the number "4" and the lower barrel has the number "3". Two proofs are located on the underside of the breech plug. Vent tube valve mechanism on the left side of frame, manufactured without sights, and hammer safety. A floral blossom is engraved on the trigger guard and on the right side of the vent tube value mechanism. Fitted with a one piece smooth walnut grip.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrels and frame have an attractive aged brass patina with some minor handling marks. The remaining metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina with some minor pitting. The grip is fine with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.

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