This is a fine example of a Model 1816 pistol manufactured by Simeon North of Middletown, Connecticut, between 1817-1820. Second type marking "S. NORTH/U(eagle and shield)S/MIDLtn CONN." at the center of the lock. "P/US" stamped on the left of the breech. "X" mating marks are visible on various screws and parts. A blade front sight is fitted to the front strap of the barrel band. The left stock flat is stamped with an oval script "LS" (Luther Sage) inspection cartouche, and "3" is stamped twice above the pommel. Includes a correct wooden ramrod.
Fine, retains strong traces of the original brown finish with mostly smooth gray and brown patina, and sharp markings in the metal. Wood is also fine with attractive original raised grain, a crack ahead of the rear lock screw, a small crack behind the lock, a wide re-glued crack between the pommel and rear of the lower tang, and a clear cartouche. Mechanically excellent.
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