Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1182: U.S. Simeon North Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,250

U.S. Simeon North Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Simeon North
Model: 1816
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 9 1/6 inch round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3772
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 78
Class: Antique

Manufactured by Simeon North of Middletown, Connecticut, for the U.S. Government circa 1817 to 1820. The lock plate is marked with the early style markings "S NORTH" in a downward curve over an eagle motif with "U" and "S" at either side over "MIDLn CON" in an upward curve. The left rear side of the barrel is stamped "P/US", small letter inspector markings are stamped on most of the components and a clear cartouche is stamped on the left stock flat. With a swelled tip hickory ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The pistol has a smooth dark patina with 20% original brown finish remaining. There is moderate flash type pitting and some minor spotting. The stock is very good with sharp flats and cartouche, cracked mid-wrist area near the side plate, a series of minor pressure dents on the left flat and handling marks overall. Mechanically fine.

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