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Lot 1193: Engraved and Carved B. Homer Flintlock American Pistol

Engraved and Carved B. Homer Marked Brass Barreled American Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1193: Engraved and Carved B. Homer Flintlock American Pistol

Engraved and Carved B. Homer Marked Brass Barreled American Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Engraved and Carved B. Homer Marked Brass Barreled American Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: American
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 65
Barrel: 9 inch round
Finish: brown/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 259
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 164
Class: Antique
Description:

"B. HOMER" marked on the inside of the lock. B. Homer is listed as an active gunmaker between circa 1771-1806. Benjamin Homer (1731-1776) and his son, Benjamin Perrott Homer (1761-1838), were listed as merchants in Boston per Smith and Bitter in "Historic Pistols: The American Martial Flintlock, 1760-1845." Engraved with border and light floral designs on the lock, barrel, barrel tang, sideplate, trigger guard and pommel. Clamshell relief carving in the stock behind the breech. Brass barrel and furniture. The muzzle flares slightly.

Rating Definition:

Very good, the brass exhibits an attractive slightly darkened golden aged patina with a blackened appearance around the flash hole, artificially applied brown patina visible on the lock with some scattered light pitting, and defined engraving overall. Stock is also very good as re-oiled with scattered scratches, a few chips, a few cracks and repairs in and around the ramrod channel, and various discreet repairs around the edges. Mechanically fine.



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