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Lot 1330: Flintlock Over/Under Pistol

Scarce Early Engraved, Gold Accented, and Carved Flintlock Over/Under Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1330: Flintlock Over/Under Pistol

Scarce Early Engraved, Gold Accented, and Carved Flintlock Over/Under Pistol

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Scarce Early Engraved, Gold Accented, and Carved Flintlock Over/Under Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 48
Barrel: 14 1/4 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/silver/gold
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 298
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 271
Class: Antique
Description:

There are no identifying markings, but the overall design is similar to some of the mid-17th century French pistols. This interesting over/under flintlock pistol uses a single long back action lock. Pulling back on the fence allows the upper section of the pan to slide to the rear revealing a second lower pan for the lower barrel. The smoothbore barrels have gold accented floral engraving and silver inlaid floral patterns on the breech sections. The lock has coordinating engraving, and the trigger guard has matching silver inlaid ornamentation. Instead of a side plate, the stock has a very defined flat with floral, border, and scroll carving and two small bone lock screw washers. A small white "1062" inventory marking is on the left side below the flat. Fluted panels extend up along the sides of the barrels, and a ramrod is carried on the left side. The pommel is flared and has incised line borders and a contrasting ebony cap. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with traces of original gold highlights, aged patina on the silver, blend of fading original blue finish and smooth brown patina on the balance, some light oxidation, and general mild overall wear. The stock is also very good and has some chipping at the nose of the edges, faint repairs, and general minor scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.



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