Lot #1288
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Lot 1289: Cased Pair of Peter W. Kraft Columbia SC Dueling/Target Pistols

Cased Pair of Peter W. Kraft Columbia, South Carolina, Percussion Dueling/Target Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Lot 1289: Cased Pair of Peter W. Kraft Columbia SC Dueling/Target Pistols

Cased Pair of Peter W. Kraft Columbia, South Carolina, Percussion Dueling/Target Pistols

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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

A) P.W. Craft Dueling/Target Pistol

Manufacturer: Kraft, P W
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 8 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock:
Item Views: 382
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 251
Class: Antique
Description:

Peter W. Kraft was trained in Germany prior to emigrating to the United States and was a gunmaker in the 1850s and 1860s in Columbia, South Carolina. During the Civil War, Kraft, Goldschmidt, and Kraft and produced firearms, knives, and Confederate swords and also sold a variety of related goods. The five-groove rifled barrels have silver blade front sights and are marked "P. W. KRAFT COLUMBIA. S.C." on top. The standing breeches have integral notch rear sighs. The locks are marked "P.W. KRAFT." The pistols have adjustable single set triggers and spurred trigger guards. The stocks have checkered wrists, contrasting ebony forend tips, and silver wedge escutcheons. The relined custom case contains a flat style translucent powder horn (no stopper), small container, nipple wrench, and a 70 bore ball mold.

Rating Definition:

Very good with mostly smooth gray and brown patina, some traces of finish, minor oxidation, aged patina on the silver, and general mild overall wear. The refinished stock has a crack along the right side of the forend and chipping on the cap but is otherwise also very good and has mild wear on the otherwise distinct checkering and some minor scratches and dings. Mechanically fine. The relined case is good with some holes from previous hardware, some corner separation, and minor cracks. The mold is good with moderate wear, and the horn is very good with minor age and storage related wear.



B) P.W. Craft Dueling/Target Pistol

Manufacturer: Kraft, P W
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 8 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 382
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 251
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Very good with mostly smooth gray and brown patina, traces of original finish, aged patina on the silver, some minor oxidation, and minor overall wear. The refinished stock is also very good and has some faint repairs on the forend tip, distinct checkering with a few worn spots, and minor dings and scratches. The set trigger need some work but otherwise mechanically fine.



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