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Lot 1083: Documented Simeon North U.S. Contract 1826 Navy Flintlock Pistol

Scarce Documented Simeon North U.S. Contract Model 1826 Navy Flintlock Pistol Dated 1828

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1083: Documented Simeon North U.S. Contract 1826 Navy Flintlock Pistol

Scarce Documented Simeon North U.S. Contract Model 1826 Navy Flintlock Pistol Dated 1828

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Scarce Documented Simeon North U.S. Contract Model 1826 Navy Flintlock Pistol Dated 1828

Manufacturer: Simeon North
Model: 1826
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 8 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 317
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 66
Class: Antique
Description:

This rarely seen model is historically significant as the last U.S. Martial pistol manufactured by Simeon North (1765-1852) on government contract. North had been manufacturing pistols under contract since the Model 1799, the first official U.S. Martial pistol. Only 3,000 of these pistols were manufactured c. 1826-1829. It has a brass blade front sight, "scoop" rear sight, left side mounted belt hook, swivel mounted ramrod, and "1828" and "U.S./S.NORTH" marked lock. This exact pistol is pictured on pages 16, 18 and 19 of the book "U.S. Naval Handguns 1808-1911" by Frederick Winter in which he states, "These pistols were usually inspected by Elisha Toby (ET) and the barrel marked P, US and ET. This specimen, as can be seen on Plate IIIc, is marked CI over USN over P on the barrel and the stock is stamped CI over P on the left side of the tang near the breech... Thomas Ap. Catesby Jones used the C.I. initials for his mark. The only problem is that all the information seen indicates that Jones inspected only the 1826 Evans pistol which is identical to the North 26 and most parts are interchangeable between the two guns. This means either the gun in Plate III is an Evans with a North lock or Jones did inspect some North 26 guns." Provenance: The Frederick Winter Collection; Property of a Gentleman

Rating Definition:

Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration with some areas of light pitting, traces of applied brown finish on the lock, and mostly legible markings in the metal. Wood is very good with mostly original raised grain, various cracks and repairs, and defined inspection stampings. Mechanically fine.



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