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Lot 1309: Pair of Silver Inlaid Jacob Kuchenreuter Percussion Pistols

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Pair of Silver Inlaid Jacob Kuchenreuter Percussion Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

A) Jacob Kuchenreuter Percussion Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Percussion Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 8 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 240
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 244
Class: Antique
Description:

A pair of identical silver inlaid Jacob Kuchenreuter percussion converted pistols. "JACOB KUCHENREUTER" is inlaid in silver on the top barrel flat with silver inlaid scrollwork flanking the maker's marking. The upper tang is marked with the number "1". The furniture and ornate thumb shield are brass. Equipped with a set trigger. The varnished full stock features a floral carving behind the upper tang, flared butt with brass cap, and a horn forend cap. Complete with a wooden ramrod with contrasting tip.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel retains 90% of the thinned original brown finish with some minor spotting. The breech plug, upper tang, hammer, and lock plate retain 80% original case colors. The gilted brass is fine with most remaining. Most of the silver inlay remains except for the second letter "E" in the barrel address which has lifted off. The stock is fine with numerous minor dents and dings, along with a series of shallow pressure marks on the right side of the forearm and the horn forend cap is missing a couple large chips (left side). Mechanically functions fine.



B) Jacob Kuchenreuter Percussion Converted Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 8 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 240
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 244
Class: Antique
Description:

As described in "A", but with the number "2" on the upper tang.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel retains 90% thinned original brown finish with limited minor spotting. The breech plug, upper tang, hammer, and lock plate retain 80% original case colors. The hammer has been repaired and does not hold at the full cock position. The gilted brass is fine with most remaining. Most of the silver inlay remains except for the second letter "E" in the barrel address which has lifted off. The stock is fine with numerous minor dents and dings and a couple small chips missing from the horn forend cap. Mechanically functions fine, but does not stay at full cock.



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