Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3543: Anton Burckhardt Percussion Target Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700

Anton Burckhardt Percussion Target Pistol

Manufacturer: German
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 8 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: brown/silver/casehardened/German silver
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 318
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 265
Class: Antique

Mid 19th century pistol from the shop of Anton Burckhardt of Weimar, Thuringia, with a swamped octagon barrel with German silver blade front sight, "ANTON BURCKHARDT IN WEIMAR" inlaid on top, and casehardened breech. The standing breech has a screw adjustable notch rear sight. The lock is signed "AN: BURCKHARDT/IN WEIMAR" and has floral and fish engraving on the hammer. It is equipped with an adjustable single set trigger. The furniture is German silver and includes a finger spur trigger guard. The full-length stock has checkering on the wrist with carved borders and pin accents. Provenance: Peter Sparks; The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine overall with light original case colors on the lock, some original brown on the underside of the barrel, mostly mottled gray and brown patina on the visible iron surfaces along with some spots of mild pitting, aged patina on the German silver furniture, a few pins absent from the stock, and mild scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.

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