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Lot 237: "Schairer IL" Marked Percussion Conversion Kentucky Pistol

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 237: "Schairer IL" Marked Percussion Conversion Kentucky Pistol

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

"Schairer IL" Marked Percussion Conversion Kentucky Pistol

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch half octagon
Finish: blue/brown
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 474
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 197
Class: Antique
Description:

"SCHAIRER IL" marked on the lock. Consignor note states Schairer was a Prussian immigrant. American flintlock pistols by individual gunmakers, often termed "Kentucky" pistols as companions to the famous "Kentucky" rifles, are generally considered rare. By some estimates, there are hundreds of surviving rifles per pistol. Brass furniture, smoothbore half octagon barrel.

Rating Definition:

Very good as period converted to percussion from its original flintlock configuration, an old refinished blue finish mixed with brown patina visible on the barrel with scattered light pitting, artificially applied brown patina on the hammer and bolster, and a darkened appearance on the casehardened lock with sharp marking. Stock is also very good as re-oiled with scattered light scratches, dings, a few cracks and discreet repairs visible, and a good figure overall. Mechanically excellent.



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