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Lot 386: Pair of Engraved Simmons Screw Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Cased Pair of Engraved Simmons Screw Barrel Flintlock Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

A) Simmons Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Simmons
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 2 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: checkered walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 417
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 238
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in the late 1700's, these pistols are beautifully embellished with near full coverage floral scroll engraving on the locks and foliate bands at the muzzles. There are English proofs on the bottoms of the barrels and frames. Both are marked "SIMMONS" in an oval on the left, and "A" has what appears to be "79" just below the maker's mark. They are each fitted with frizzen stalls, folding triggers, blank silver escutcheons at the top of the wrist, and a checkered grip. They are housed in an included, fitted, hardwood case with blank silver escutcheon on the lid that also holds an included powder flask, ball mold, barrel wrench, and key.

Rating Definition:

Good, showing mostly a bright grey patina with traces of niter blue on the frizzen stall and a few scattered patches of light surface pitting and crisp engraving. The grip is very good with a few scattered light dings and scratches and crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.



B) Simmons Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Simmons
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 2 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 417
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 238
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A".

Rating Definition:

Good, showing mostly a bright grey patina with traces of nitre blue on the frizzen stall and a few scattered patches of very light surface pitting. The grip is very good with a few scattered light scratches and dings and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. The relined case is good with a few scattered hairline cracks and generally light handling/storage evidence.The accessories are fine with generally light wear.



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