"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.
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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