Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1072: U.S. Simeon North Model 1811 Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Very Scarce U.S. Simeon North Model 1811 Flintlock Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Very Scarce U.S. Simeon North Model 1811 Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Simeon North
Model: 1811
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 8 3/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 63
Class: Antique

Only an estimated 1,156 Model 1811 pistols were manufactured c. 1811-1813, and only 606 where the original pin fastened version like this one making them among the rarest of the U.S. martial pistols. Many have no doubt been lost over the last 200 years. The lock has the spread wing eagle motif over "U.STATES" in front of the cock and "S.NORTH/BERLIN/CON" behind it. The barrel has "US" followed by an "eagle head/CT" proof and "V." In this case, the "CT" is believed to represent "contract" rather than Connecticut. The stock has "V/HHP" inspector's stamp. Multiple components have "VI" assembly marks, including the various lock components. The inside of the lock also has an "EB" or "FB" stamp. Includes a proper hickory ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Very good with mostly gray patina on the lock and barrel, some mild pitting, aged patina on the brass furniture, and mild overall wear. The refinished stock is also very good with some minor chipping and cracks by the lock mortise, some faint repaired cracks, some filled spots, and faint but legible inspector stamp. Mechanically fine.

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