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AN EARLY & FINE FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S HOLSTER/HORSE PISTOL, ca. 1720:
In overall fine original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, smoothbore, iron, pin-fastened, .63 caliber, 13", sighted barrel with a generally smooth, steel-gray age-patina with some scattered light discoloration and staining. Simply molded and carved French walnut fullstock with a distinct grain pattern and choice wooden surfaces. The bulbous styled butt with a finely flared pommel and the long and slender forestock with incised line carvings, along its length. A raised floral carving, at the barrel-tang and sharp contours, 85%+ finish with some scattered handling marks, abrasions and light signs of usage. Finely sculpted, rococo form, Brass/Bronze furniture with deeply embossed and lightly chased details. The stirrup-type butt-cap with long etched side-terminals and a scroll-engraved pommel with sharp etchings and a deeply embossed “Classical Bust” pommel-cap. Two finely etched and embossed barrel-form ramrod pipes, en suite; and the pin-fastened trigger-guard with chased urn-type finials and a nicely fluted bow with engraved surfaces. Rifle type triangular sideplate with an etched and engraved Stand of Arms, scroll borders and both of its sidebolts. Sculpted, early style, beveled, banana-form lockplate with a bridle-less powder-pan and its original, matching, gooseneck hammer with its top jaw & screw. Clearly signed with a “Vandegarde a’ Charleville” maker’s signature and address. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing, its original components and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel: a fine touch-hole and bore. Retains a smooth gunmetal gray age-patina with some scattered light discoloration and staining. In original flintlock condition and a very nice example of an Early Rococo styled French Flintlock Officer’s-Grade Holster/Horse Pistol, ca. 1720. Associated brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 20 1/4". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 250-251 & Claude Blair’s: European and American Arms…”.

Price: $4,775.00


A VERY GOOD CENTRAL ITALIAN/BOLOGNESE SNAPHANCE POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1720s:
In overall very good condition. The octagonal to round, Spanish made, unsighted, 5 1/8", iron .49 caliber, smoothbore barrel with an octagonal breech-section and a "wedding-band" transition: clearly marked with a "G. Fernandez" maker's mark and with several gold-inlayed markings, of classic Spanish form. Geromino Fernandez of Madrid, Spain was a well-recorded gunsmith who worked 1690-1727 (please see "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 365). Figured walnut fullstock with relief carvings around the barrel tang, the lock and along the forestock: some scattered handling marks and 85% finish. Lightly engraved and simply embossed brass hardware: the trigger-guard with floral-type forward finial and a working-life repair to its bow. The triangular sideplate with simple line-engraved borders and floral finials. Stirrup-type butt-cap with an embossed oval pommel. Baluster turned single ramrord/entry with a matching floral finial, en suite with the sideplate and rear finial of trigger-guard. Very fine quality Snaphance mechanism of classic chiseled and etched Italianate form. The scroll and floral etched lockplate with a sculpted and engraved, separate, sliding pan-cover. The relief-chiseled hammer with a finely embossed retaining screw and its original jaw and screws. Matching chiseled frizzen: the arm embossed with a relief-chiseled dog's head. Fine exterior surfaces, sharp contours and (65%) polish: will not hold on cock position. The barrel with sharp embossed fluting and generally smooth steel surfaces: some light scattered discoloration and fine pitting. Fine stock retains 85% of finish with some minor handling marks and minor shrinkage at the butt-cap and lock. The lockplate with sharp engraving and fine quality relief chiseled accents. The hardware with an untouched, deeply toned mustard age patina. Original, plain, wood ramrod. Overall length 10". (for similar examples, please see A. Gaibi: Armi Da Fuoco D'Italiane pl. 273 & .566) .

Price: $3,975.00


A FINE & VERY RARE CASED PAIR OF ENGLISH FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS by WOGDON & BARTON OF LONDON, ca. 1800: In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. The browned (90%+), 10", sighted, key-fastened, Damascus, .55 caliber, smoothbore, octagonal, "WOGDON & BARTON" signed barrels with scroll-engraved barrel-barrel tangs and each marked with “King’s County”, Irish Registration marks (IK-S 1309 & 2K-S 1309, respectively), London Proofmarks and Robert Wogdon barrelsmith’s masks. Molded and carved, nicely figured, English Walnut fullstocks with flat, slab-sided, cane-type grips of classic, English Duelling Pistol form (please see J. A. Atkinson's: "The British Duelling Pistol”). Retain 95%+ finish with sharp contours and some scattered light handling marks, minor bruising and tight hairlines. Engraved, blued (95%+) steel furniture: Pineapple finial trigger-guards with finely engraved bows and (90%+) finish. Two (2) baluster-turned ramrod pipes and silver barrel-key escutcheons with their iron barrel-keys. Finely sculpted and stepped, side-lock flintlock mechanisms with lightly engraved sidebolts and beveled, flat lockplates: matching gooseneck hammers, early waterproof powder-pans and etched frizzens. Clearly signed, under the waterproof powder-pans with "WOGDON & BARTON" signatures: for the famed makers of fine quality Dueling Pistols. Robert Wogdon and John Barton, had a partnership at 14 Haymarket Street, London, UK 1795-1803 (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 206). In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrels with 90%+ finish, sharp contours, fine bores, gold-lined touch-holes and sharp engravings, on the tangs. The stocks with some light handling marks/abrasions and 90%+ finish. Very fine mounts with crisp engraving and much finish. In original flintlock configuration and in mechanically functional order with working, sliding, rear safeties and strong mainsprings. Retain mottled, casehardening colors and complete with their steel-tip, wooden ramrods with iron cleaning-jags and screw-type powder measures, on their tips. Overall length 15 1/4". Housed in their original, blue wool lined, Chippendale-style, mahogany case with brass fittings and two corner compartment-lids with gilt-finished pulls. Complete with their accessories: the bag-type, brass, powder flask with fine seams and spring, a scissors-type bullet mold with untouched steel surfaces and a sprue-cutter, a brass-tip wooden ball-starter, several lead balls, gunflints and a key. The liner with very good untouched surfaces with signs of use, wear and age. Sound partitions with matching untouched surfaces. Fine accessories. Some age stains, minor tears, moth holes, old repairs and expected signs of use/wear. The lid-top’s liner with matching, untouched woolen surfaces. Fine exterior with choice crotch-grain-mahogany figure, 85%+ finish and some scattered abrasions, handling marks and wear. Complete with its flush-fitting brass carrying handle, both of its brass securing-hooks and its hinges. A fine and untouched Cased Pair of English Flintlock Duelling Pistols made by the most esteemed maker of such weapons: “Robert Wogdon”, was made famous during his lifetime, in the Poem: “Stanzas on Duelling” (1783), by an Irish Volunteer; in which it states, “Hail Wogdon!... Patron of that Leaden death…”. Case measurements 18" x 8" x 2 1/2".

Price: $25,775.00


A VERY FINE & RARE PAIR OF MADRID-LOCK SPANISH (RIPOLL-MADE) FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by “JOAN ANGELATS”, ca. 1770: In overall very fine+ near excellent original flintlock condition. Octagonal to round, flared, 7 1/2", “bright”, smoothbore, 1.00+ cailber (@ muzzles), iron, barrels with fine wedding band transitions and iron barrel-tangs: the breech-tops with gold-inlayed Crown over “ANGE/LATS” (Stockel No. 7027) maker’s marks for Joan Angelats of Ripoll, Spain wrk. 1766-1790 and was a member of the noted, 18th century, Ripoll, “Angelats”, gunsmithing family. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 23 Retain choice, “bright”, steel surfaces with sharp contours and only some minor patches of surface-discoloration/salt & pepper. Molded and nicely carved walnut fullstocks of classic French-inspired Madrid form with finely detailed raised carved, floral bouquet aprons, at the barrel-tangs and simple relief and incised carvings around the locks and sideplates. Etched and fully engraved, brass mounts of rococo period Spanish form: Single (1) barrel-form ramrod pipes, finely engraved, oversized, rifle-type sideplates with central floral scrolls and hound’s-tooth borders, of classic Spanish style. The trigger-guards with leaf-type forward finials and etched and engraved bows; and the stirrup-type butt-caps with nicely engraved side-terminals and matching pommels with silvered oval finials: the side-stirrups with floral-vine-scroll etchings, en suite with the other mounts. Floral embossed Silver wrist escutcheons and applique type engraved finials, at the ramrod entries: of classic Ripoll type design. Fine and scarce “Madrid-Lock” Flintlock mechanisms with stepped and pointed tails, flat, beveled lockplates, teardrop finial frizzen-springs and bridled powder-pans. Matching, flat, faceted, gooseneck hammers of classic Madrid-Lock design with Ring-type Jaw-screws of Miquelet form. The frizzens with nicely faceted backs, en suite. In overall very fine+ near excellent, original flintlock condition with their original components, strong mainspring and fine timing. The barrels with finely flared, Cannon-type, Blunderbuss muzzles with finely engraved ringed borders. Very Fine bores and touch-holes. Retains sharp contours with choice smooth surfaces. The hardware, en suite with lightly toned, smooth, brass surfaces with sharp engraving and very little wear/signs of use. Very Fine+ stocks with 90%+ finish, smooth surfaces, sharp contours and some light scattered handling/storage-marks and tight hairlines. Retains choice steel, brass and wooden surfaces with only light signs of use. The lockplates and barrels with untouched “bright” steel surfaces and 80%+ latent polish: scattered discoloration and a fine untouched age-patina. Complete with their flared, brass-tip wooden ramrods. A very fine quality Pair of Spanish Colonial Period Madrid-lock (Flintlock) Blunderbuss Officer's Pistols, ca. 1770. In an exceptional state condition for a Pair of Blunderbuss Pistols, as these were often hard-used weapons of their era and usually exhibit signs of rough use/handling. For similar type Pistols, please see S. Brinckerhoff’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821”, pg. 56-62 & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World…”. Overall length, 14".

Price: $9,875.00


A FINE & RARE 17th CENTURY BRESCIAN/NORTHERN ITALIAN CHISELED STEEL BELT PISTOL, ca. 1690s: In overall fine untouched condition. The octagonal to round, unsighted, 6 1/2", iron .50 caliber, smoothbore barrel with an engraved breech-section, a matching tang and a finely detailed double "wedding-band" transition. Nicely figured, dark burl walnut fullstock of early form with a straight grip and a flared “semi fish tail” butt. Relief carved around the barrel tang, the lockplate, sideplate and along the underside of the forestock: some minor old hairlines and small fills. Chiseled, pierced and embossed "bright" steel hardware of classic late 17th century Brescian form. The trigger-guard with a chiseled and embossed floral-form forward finial and its bow with deeply fluted borders and a finely detailed raised central floral medallion. Pierced, engraved and chiseled trigger and an openwork sideplate with etched dog-head-tendril vine scrolls, of 17th century form. Stirrup-type butt-cap with an embossed rounded pommel with and engraved floral pommel-cap, en suite with the trigger-guard bow. Two chiseled and etched ramrod pipes with finely detailed floral finials. The lockplate of traditional Brescian form with finely polished (85%+), rounded, steel surfaces with its sculpted and chiseled hammer. Matching retaining-screw and the top jaw with a chiseled decoration: the fizzen and bridle-less powder-pan, en suite. The lockplate with deeply fluted borders and a finely detailed embossed leaf, on its tail. Signed, across its face with an illegible “Pietro…?” maker’s signature. In overall fine condition with smooth surfaces, sharp contours and (85%) polish. The barrel with smooth steel surfaces, some light scattered discoloration and a fine touch-hole. Fine stock with 85% finish, some expected minor handling marks and a fine grain-pattern. The lockplate with sharp engraving/chiseling 85% polish and its original components: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. The hardware with a matching, deeply chiseled, steel surfaces. Original, wooden ramrod with a finely turned steel tip, of Italian form. Overall length 12". A very nice example of a scarce Late 17th Brescian Chiseled Steel Flintlock Belt-Sized Pistol, ca. 1690. (For similar examples, please see A. Gaibi: “Armi Da Fuoco Italiane”.

Price: $5,775.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH SWORD-PISTOL, ca. 1730: In overall very good+ condition with smooth, lightly toned, silver-gray iron surfaces and a finely carved and fluted staghorn grip. The 21", single edge, unmarked blade with two deep fullers/blood-grooves, for its length, smooth steel-gray surfaces, scattered light to moderate pitting, patches of discoloration and its original and sharp cutting edges. Finely chiseled steel hilt with a classic, early Georgian form, scallop-shell cross-guard, a sculpted and faceted "D" type knuckle-guard and a bun-type pommel with a finely turned capstan with its original “tang-peen”. Finely molded and carved, deeply fluted, dark colored, staghorn grip-scales with smooth, untouched “natural” surfaces, their turned iron ferule and some minor expected signs of use, wear and abrasions. In overall very good+ condition and complete with its original, integrally-mounted, sidelock flintlock mechanism. The lock of typical "Queen Ann" design with a bridled powder-pan, a finely sculpted gooseneck hammer and a trefoil finial frizzen spring. In mechanically functional order (mainspring weak) with its original curled trigger, screws and matching mottled surfaces. Cannon form, 3", smoothbore, .45 caliber, turnoff, Pistol barrel with matching steel-gray surfaces and a fine bore and touch-hole. In very good+ original flintlock condition and classic example of an authentic English Flintlock Sword Pistol, ca. 1730. Very good blade with smooth surfaces, sharp cutting edges, a fine point, minor nicks and some light scattered discoloration and salt & pepper pitting. Overall length, 27 3/4". Complete and original throughout with some expected signs of use and wear. A scarce example of an authentic 18th Century “Combination Weapon”. For similar examples please see Claude Blair's: "Pistols of the World", plt. 726 & 727.

Price: $6,575.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE 17th CENTURY ITALIAN/BRESCIAN CHISELED-STEEL SNAPHANCE BELT PISTOL, ca. 1675: In overall very good untouched condition. The octagonal to round, classic, Brescian-made, 10 1/2", .52 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with an octagonal breech-section and fine "wedding-band" transitions. Molded and finely carved, figured/burl walnut fullstock with relief carved floral vines, around the lock, sideplate and along the forestock: some scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and signs of use: retains 75% finish. Deeply Chiseled and richly engraved, pierced, steel hardware of classic 17th Century Brescian form. The trigger with a finely sculpted profile and the trigger-guard with a floral-type forward finial and a fluted bow. The pierced and chased, openwork sideplate with vine scrolls and dog’s/serpent’s head tendrils. Chiseled stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and an embossed rounded pommel with a putti mask finial (some wear). Two baluster turned ramrod pipes and a finely detailed openwork vine barrel-tang escutcheon. Very good quality Snaphance mechanism of classic, chiseled and etched, Brescian form. Scroll and floral engraved lockplate with its finely sculpted, separate, sliding pan-cover. The relief-chiseled hammer, en suite with a putti-mask-embossed retaining screw and its original jaw and period flint with an oxidized lead wrap. Matching chiseled frizzen with a finely pierced arm. Very good exterior surfaces with some wear to the engraving, scattered light to moderate pitting and signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, very good timing and its functional sliding pan-cover. The barrel with matching, generally untouched, steel surfaces and some scattered discoloration and fine pitting: very good touch-hole and bore. The stock with a fine burlwood grain figure, 75% of finish, sharp and very fine quality relief carvings and some expected handling marks, minor chips, wear and signs of use. The lock with fine quality relief chiseled accents and engraving (worn) with its original components and both its sidebolts. Complete with its finely chiseled screw-fastened Belt-Hook with matching untouched steel-gray surfaces. The hardware, en suite with deeply toned, dark gray, steel surfaces with a very fine attention to detail. Original, plain, wooded ramrod. Overall length 16 1/2". A classically styled and rare 17th Century Brescian Snaphance Belt Pistol, ca. 1675: (for similar examples, please see A. Gaibi: “Armi Da Fuoco D'Italiane” & C. Blair’s: “European and American Arms…”.

Price: $5,775.00


A VERY FINE & SCARCE PAIR OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS, ca. 1760: In overall very fine original flintlock condition. Octagonal to round, 5 1/2", sighted, smoothbore, .58 cailber, iron, barrels with etched and engraved breeches and stepped iron barrel-tangs. Retain choice, “bright”, steel surfaces with sharp contours and only some minor patches of surface-discoloration. Molded and carved walnut fullstocks of classic French rococo form with raised carved, floral bouquet aprons, at the barrel-tangs and matching relief carved teardrops around the lock mortises. Lightly engraved, chiseled steel mounts of classic rococo period French form: Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes with turned ends, the trigger-guards with acanthus leaf forward finials and stepped and engraved bows. Stirrup-type butt-caps with long pointed side-terminals and engraved oval pommel-caps. Fine flintlock mechanisms with lightly engraved, rounded lockplates, teardrop finial frizzen-springs and bridle-less powder-pans. Matching, rounded gooseneck hammers with thread-engraved borders: the frizzen-backs, etched en suite. In overall Very fine, original flintlock condition and complete with their original lock components with strong mainsprings and fine timing: signed under the powder-pans with a “Pirand” maker’s signature for Jacques Pirand of St. Etienne, France, who worked, 17-17 (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. ). The barrels with choice, smooth, steel-gray surfaces with fine bores, engraving and touch-holes. Retains sharp contours with choice smooth surfaces. The mounts with lightly toned, smooth, steel surfaces with very fine engraving. Very Fine stocks with 85%+ finish, smooth surfaces and some scattered light handling marks and light signs of use: one fore-end with a small repaired sliver. The lockplates and barrels with “bright” steel surfaces, a light even patina and their original components. Replaced plain wooden ramrods. A very nice quality and seldom seen Pair of Double Barrel Revolutionary War Period French Flintlock Officer's Pistols, ca. 1760. For similar examples please see Warren Moore's: “Weapons of the American Revolution..." & G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”. Overall length 11".

Price: $8,775.00


A VERY GOOD QUALITY BALKAN (ALBANIAN) or (GREEK) FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1820: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The round-to-round, .58 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/8", iron, band and pin-fastened barrel with a Turkish? (Crescent Moon) and a Sunken circular proof mark, on the top of the breech: of very good quality with a sharp attention to detail. Lightly etched and engraved, rounded Flintlock mechanism with a rounded, banana-form lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer and etched frizzen-back: of fine quality Near Eastern/Greek manufacture with sharp contours, fine engraving and 85%+ polish. Retains its components and in functional order with a strong mainspring. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of typical Balkan/Greek influenced form, having a long slender and pointed butt. Of most likely Greek manufacture, as is fitted with its full-length, removable, brass-tip, iron ramrod. Finely etched and embossed brass mounts: of typical quality. The long and slender stirrup type butt-cap with a elongated and turned pommel with etched and engraved borders. The trigger-guard with deeply embossed acanthus leaf finials and a finely etched/embossed bow. A single barrel-form ramrod pipe, an embossed and engraved openwork vine-scroll sideplate and a plain oval wrist escutcheon. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, steel-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting: the barrel with some scattered discoloration, en suite. Very good stock with light signs of use, some minor handling marks, 80% finish and an old “filled” repair at the muzzle-cap. The fine quality and nicely made lock with smooth steel surfaces and fine mechanics. The hardware with a fine attention to its etched and embossed details. A very nice example of a fine quality Balkan/Greek Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810. Overall length, 20 1/2".

Price: $1,575.00


A VERY GOOD QUALITY BURLWOOD STOCK COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD FRENCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER/OFFICER'S PISTOL, ca. 1730: In overall very good original flintlock condition. The octagonal-to-round, .70 caliber, 9", smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron barrel with a fine wedding-band transition and a lightly engraved tang and breech: retains a vestige of its foresight with generally smooth steel-gray surfaces with some wear. Molded and carved, finely Figured Burl-Walnut fullstock with classic French rococo relief and incised carvings. A heavy and pronounced bulbous butt, raised teardrops around the lock and sideplate mortises and incised flutes, along the forestock. Retains approx. 75%+ finish with some scattered handling marks, signs of use/wear and minor old/working-life repairs. Lightly engraved, classic French rococo form, steel mounts. The butt-cap with long side stirrups and an oval finial/pommel-cap. Two (2), baluster-type, ramrod-pipes and a lightly floral-engraved "rifle type" flat sideplate. The trigger-guard with a sculpted forward finial and an engraved bow. Very good mounts with matching steel-gray surfaces, some scattered patches of discoloration/pitting and wear. In original flintlock configuration: the lock with a flat scroll engraved lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer, faceted frizzen, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and faceted bridle-less powder-pan. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel with a steel-gray age patina, worn engraving and some light scattered discoloration/fine pitting. The hardware with matching steel surfaces and light patination. The stock retains 75%+ finish with some scattered handling marks, signs of use and minor old repair/fills. The lock with smooth steel surfaces, 65%+ polish and very good engravings: strong mainspring and in mechanically functional order. Matching wooden ramrod with flared tip. A very nice example of a Fine quality Rococo period Burlwood Stock French Flintlock Officer's/Holster Pistol, ca. 1730. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons..." & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”. Overall length, 16".

Price: $3,750.00


A SCARCE & FINE COLONIAL PERIOD DUTCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL by “J. DEPRE”, ca. 1720s: In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, .60 caliber, 10 1/2", smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron barrel with a wedding-band barrel-transition and a scroll engraved tang and breech. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured walnut fullstock with French-style baroque/rococo relief and incised carvings and a heavy bulbous butt: a delicate wrist and a relief carved floral bouquet around the tang. Deeply etched and engraved steel mounts with a long side stirrup butt-cap with an engraved rounded finial. Two, baluster-turned, ramrod pipes and a finely vine scroll-engraved serpent-form sideplate with its two sidebolts. The trigger-guard, en suite with a sculpted forward finial and an engraved bow. In original flintlock configuration: the rounded lock with a scroll engraved lockplate with clear "J. DEPRE" signature beneath the bridle-less powder-pan. J Depre/Deprez was recorded working in Maastricht, Holland ca. 1715-1730 (Please see “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 286). In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing: hammer-spur chipped. The barrel and lock with a steel-gray age patina, fine engraving and some light scattered discoloration and wear. The hardware with matching smooth steel surfaces with fine engraving and some expected light wear. The stock retains 85%+ finish with some minor handling marks, tight hairlines and minor chips. Fine lock with untouched smooth surfaces and a visible maker’s signature: in mechanically functional order. Retains its original wooden ramrod with its iron tip. A fine example of a Scarce Colonial Period Dutch Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1720s. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...". Overall length, 18".

Price: $4,275.00


A FINE FEDERAL/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD AMERICAN SECONDARY MARTIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL, ca. 1813: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The round, 8 1/4", smoothbore, .58 caliber, pin-fastened, iron, English proof-marked (Birmingham 1813 type) barrel with a smooth and untouched, brown-gray age patina, a “LONDON” barrel-address and a fine touch-hole. Molded and simply carved American Black walnut full stock of typical Federal/War of 1812 Period design, having a slightly bulbous and heavy, "cane-handle" type grip with simple raised “point” carvings around lock and sideplate mortises. Lightly engraved American sheet brass and recycled English furniture of typical secondary martial form: two (2) baluster-form ramrod pipes, an lobed-pointed finial trigger-guard with a Star-engraved bow, a flat “S”-shaped sideplate: retains both of its sidebolts—the forward bolt a replacement. “JONES & CO.” marked, English, “Trade”-type lock with a flat, thread-engraved lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, a bridle-less rounded powder pan and an arrowhead finial frizzen spring: in mechanically functional with a somewhat weakened/cracked mainspring and fair timing. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth russet-patinated surfaces with some light patches of discoloration: fine touch-hole and clear markings. The lock with matching, smooth, steel surfaces with some minor discoloration/wear and its original components. The stock with sharp contours, 85%+ finish, minor handling marks and the expected light signs of use/wear. Fine hardware with a nicely toned and untouched, dark mustard age patina. A classic example of a Federal/War of 1812 Period American Secondary Martial flintlock pistol, ca. 1813. Plain wood ramrod. Overall length 14".

Price: $2,000.00


A VERY FINE PAIR OF EARLY & LARGE 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, ca. 1720s: In overall very fine condition with nicely carved walnut fullstocks and fully chased and engraved-steel mounts (some expected light surface-wear). The barrels and locks with finely etched and engraved steel surfaces: the hammers with scroll-engraved faces and hound’s-tooth borders, en suite with the stepped flat lockplates and the frizzen-backs. Smoothbore, .55 caliber, approx. 14", octagonal to round, pin-fastened, iron barrels with a sculpted breeches, integral sighting ribs, silver fore-sights and fine touch holes: the breeches with chiseled hound’s-tooth borders and the tangs with lightly engraved surfaces. In very fine condition with lightly toned gunmetal-gray steel surfaces, some light handling marks, wear and discoloration: virtually no pitting. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured walnut fullstocks with raised and incised carvings, along the forestocks, at the barrel tangs, around the mounts and at the ramrod entries. Both pistols retain sharp contours with raised teardrops around the locks and sideplates and carved floral bouquets, forward of the trigger-guards. Fine+ stocks with 90% finish, sharp carvings, nicely figured walnut, some expected light handling marks, minor old repairs/fills and various small/tight hairlines. Classic, early 18th century, French form, full iron mounts with untouched steel-gray surfaces. The elongated grips and a pronounced bulbous butts and long stirrup-type butt-cap with large pommels and deeply chiseled grotesque-mask terminals. Chiseled and etched, faceted trigger-guards with urn-type forward finials with acanthus leaf accents. The engraved, openwork, dog’s-head tendril, vine type sideplates of classic early French form with a very fine metal-to-wood fit and finely etched details. Two fluted ramrod pipes with baluster-turned ends and the vacant, crowned, shield type wrist-escutcheons with finely detailed openwork scroll-engraved borders. In very fine original flintlock condition. Choice steel surfaces to the fully engraved, full sidelock flintlock mechanisms with a stepped-tails, flat lockplates matching engraved gooseneck hammers, frizzens and top-jaws (one associated): the frizzen springs with chiseled acanthus leaf finials. Of early form with bridle-less powder-pans; and clearly signed with “BRUDATOUR JEUNE a MARSEILLE” maker’s signatures, in 18th century Block Characters. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings, fine timing, very smooth/bright (90%+ polish)surfaces with crisply engraved borders and detailed etched Stands of Arms-- forward of the hammers and on the tails. In overall very fine condition with choice steel and wooden surfaces. A very fine quality and large Size Pair of Early 18th century French Flintlock Holster Pistols, ca. 1720s. Complete with their original steel-tip wooden ramrods (minor losses at ends). ***For similar examples, please see: C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms…” & “Pistols of the World”. Overall Length, 21".

Price: $12,500.00


A RARE EARLY 19th CENTURY SPANISH COLONIAL AMERICAN MIQUELET OFFICER’S PISTOL, FROM SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO MISSION AREA (CALIFORNIA), ca. 1810: In overall good+ condition with obvious signs of hard usage, repair and poor storage. Colonial manufactured, good quality, octagonal to round, .73 caliber, smoothbore, pin-fastened, 7", iron barrel with a wedding-band transition and gold/brass-wire inlayed scroll engravings at the breech. Retains a pitted and discolored, steel gray age-patina with a fine touch-hole, an untouched bore and general signs of use and wear. Molded and carved, classic Spanish-Colonial, American black walnut? fullstock of early 19th century “French Empire” form. Cane-type grip with a slightly flared butt-section and simply molded carvings around the lock and sideplate. The barrel tang with a relief carved floral bouquet and the edges of the pommel-cap with raised floral designs. Retains generally sharp contours with evidence of poor storage and prolonged use with various old repairs, fills, hairlines and scattered handling marks. Lightly engraved, provincially made, “Empire style”, brass mounts: The butt-cap with an integral, screw-fastened, central, raised and turned finial. A line-engraved rifle type sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts. Simply border-engraved trigger-guard with an urn-type forward finial and a lightly etched bow: two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes and its Trumpet-head iron ramrod. The mounts with untouched mustard toned patination and smooth surfaces with dark highlights. Unusual, Colonial American crafted, unsigned, “Patilla-type/Spanish miquelet” mechanism with an internal mainspring, an exterior horizontal sear and its original hammer with ring-type jaw-screw. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, its original curled trigger, bridled iron powder-pan and square-back frizzen. The lock with good, steel-gray surfaces, a deep age-patina and some scattered rust-stains, pitting and wear, en suite with the barrel. In overall good+ condition. Accompanied by a letter, found in the barrel, attesting to the gun’s discovery, in the San Juan Capistrano Mission area, in Southern California. An interesting and rarely seen Spanish Colonial American Miquelet Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1810. For a similar example and additional information, please see S. Brinckerhoff’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821”, pg. 59. Overall length, 13 1/4".

Price: $2,875.00


A FINE FRENCH EMPIRE/NAPOLEONIC PERIOD RIFLED “MUSKET-BORE” FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, ca. 1810: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal, .70 caliber (Musket-Bore), flared and sighted, micro-groove rifled, key-fastened, 8", iron barrel with a deeply struck illegible French maker's mark and a Liege proof mark on the top center of the breech. Classic Empire-form finely checkered and nicely figured, burl walnut fullstock with a curved, cane-handle type grip and a flat oval pommel with a matching, acanthus leaf wreath engraved, steel butt-cap. Deeply incised and raised carved around the barrel tang and back of the grip. The lockplate and sidebolt escutcheons with raised borders. Finely sculpted flintlock mechanism with smooth casehardened surfaces, its original gooseneck hammer, frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Rounded bridled powder-pan and a fine touch-hole with light signs of use/wear. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and smooth untouched gunmetal-gray surfaces with 50%+ latent finish. The sculpted and engraved, steel mounts of classic French “Empire” form: the engraved trigger-guard, ramrod entry pipe and sidebolt escutcheons with matching cloud-form finials and an untouched, smooth age-patina with finely scroll-engraved surfaces. In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth surfaces, 65% brown finish, and a matching bore with distinct micro-groove rifling, sharp contours and light signs of use. Fine stock with sharp contours, a dark and rich age patina, a finely checkered grip and some light scattered handling marks. Retains its original iron ramrod with a turned tip. Overall length, 14 1/2". A fine example of a classic Empire style Napoleonic Wars Period French “Musket Bore” Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1810. Of “Musket-Bore”/.70 caliber, as made to use the standard “Charleville” Musket Round. For a similar example, please see, C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”.

Price: $2,275.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL by “BOURLIER”, ca. 1750: In overall very good original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, .60 caliber, 7 3/8", smoothbore, pin-fastened, sighted, iron barrel with a lightly engraved breech-top (worn) and thread-engraved barrel-tang with a scallop-shell etching. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, French walnut fullstock with rococo type relief and incised carvings, around the mounts, lock and along the forestock. A raised carved floral bouquet, at the barrel-tang and the wrist and borders of the butt-cap with silver-wire scroll inlays (traces of wire). Classic, French form, bulbous butt with a pronounce pommel with an engraved oval terminal. Fully chased and engraved, steel mounts with smooth gray surfaces and some patches of discoloration and wear. The butt-cap with etched side stirrups and an engraved pommel-cap. Two (2), baluster type ramrod pipes and a floral engraved ribbon-type sideplate with sculpted contours and both of its sidebolts. The trigger-guard with a raised acanthus leaf forward finial and a finely engraved bow. The lock with a flat, thread-engraved, “bright” lockplate with 90%+ finish and a clear "Bourlier" signature beneath the faceted bridle-less powder-pan. Barthelemy Bourlier (1713-1792) was a noted member of the 17th-18th Century “Bourlier” gunsmith family of St. Etienne, France. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 132). In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel with bright steel-gray surfaces, worn breech engraving and some light scattered discoloration/fine pitting. The hardware with smooth, lightly toned, steel surfaces with fine engraving and some light wear and discoloration. The stock retains 85%+ finish with scattered handling marks, tight hairlines, small abrasions and expected signs of use. The sides of the fore-end-tip with old filled repairs and the bottom edge of the lock mortise with splice. The lock with smooth surfaces, 90%+ polish, sharp scroll engravings; and its original components. Original etched gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and thread engraved re-faced frizzen. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: a clear maker’s signature and much of its polish/”bright” finish. Associated, flared-tip wooden ramrod. A very nice example of a fine quality, French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period French Flintlock Officer's Pistol, by a well-documented gunsmith, ca. 1750. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...". Overall length, 13 1/8".

Price: $2,575.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH OFFICER’S PISTOL, BY “GRIFFIN & TOW” ca. 1770’s: In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The 7 1/4", slightly flared, smoothbore, .56 caliber, pin-fastened, round, iron barrel with two (2) London Gunmaker Co. proofmarks and an “I.G.” (Joseph Griffin: Please see “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 212-213) maker’s mark. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic English “Light Dragoon” Pattern with simple raised-carved points around the lock and sideplate mortises and a raised beavertail apron around the barrel tang. Full brass hardware/mounts with smooth, lightly toned surfaces and a fine, mustard age-patina overall. The trigger-guard with a flat hazelnut finial, a single barrel-form ramrod pipe, a lightly engraved flat "S" shaped sideplate and the screw-fastened butt-cap with long side-stirrups. Lightly engraved oval wrist-escutcheon with a Fox/Griffin? Coat of Arms and a “2” marking— one of a pair. Rounded lock with its matching gooseneck hammer and frizzen: bridle-less powder-pan and the frizzen spring with teardrop finial. Signed under the powder-pan with a “GRIFFIN & TOW” maker’s signature for the famed partnership of, Joseph Griffin & John Tow, who worked together at 10 New Bond Street 1772-1782. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “London Gunmaker’s…”, pg. 105) In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The lock with smooth surfaces with some wear to the maker’s signature and scattered patches of discoloration: retains approx. 65% polish. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. The barrel with matching untouched, generally smooth surfaces and a fine touch-hole and scattered patches of discoloration. Fine stock with sharp contours, fine carvings, some minor handling marks and 85%+ finish. Original horn-tip wooden ramrod. A classic example of an American Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer’s Pistol, by the noted London Gunsmith partnership of “Griffin & Tow”, ca. 1770’s. Overall length, 13". For a nearly identical example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 238.

Price: $4,375.00


A VERY GOOD MUSKET-BORE AMERICAN FLINTLOCK “TRADE” PISTOL, ca. 1820: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The round, 8 3/4", smoothbore, 74 caliber, band-fastened, unmarked, American-made?, recycled, musket barrel with a smooth gunmetal/brown age patina and a fine touch-hole. Molded and somewhat coarsely carved American walnut fullstock of typical “Trade” design, having a slightly bulbous and heavy, "cane-handle" type grip with simple raised carvings around lock and sideplate mortises. Sheet brass & iron furniture: a rounded finial trigger-guard, an “English Service-type” flat "S" shaped sideplate and a recycled Musket barrel-band with brazed seam and vestige of a removed sling-swivel-stud. The unmarked, flat "American lock with its original gooseneck hammer, bridled powder pan and a matching arrowhead-finial frizzen spring: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth deeply toned surfaces and some light patches of discoloration and oxidation. The lock with a smooth patina, en suite. Very good stock with sharp contours, 85%+ finish, some minor handling marks and expected light abrasions. The hardware with a nicely toned and untouched age patina. A classic example of an American Made flintlock “Trade” Pistol, ca. 1820. The type of “Backwoods” made Pistol sold to American Indians and Frontiersmen. Original wooden ramrod. Overall length 15".

Price: $2,275.00


A FINE MID-18TH CENTURY BURLWOOD STOCK SILVER MOUNTED FRENCH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER SIZE OFFICER’S PISTOL, by “G. HALEN” ca. 1750: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Of fine quality, as made with a burl-wood stock and fully etched and embossed Silver Mounts. Smoothbore, .67 caliber, octagonal-to-round, bronze-key-fastened, 11", iron barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces, a fine touch-hole and its original blade-type fore-sight. Retains sharp contours with a fine bore and some minor wear. Molded and deeply relief carved, burl-root-wood fullstock with richly carved rococo floral-scroll accents, around the barrel-tang, along the forestock and around the mounts. Of classic mid-18th century French form with an elongated grip and a pronounced bulbous butt. Retains 85%+ finish with some scattered handling marks and light signs of use/wear: expected minor abrasions and small tight hairlines. In fine+ condition with sharp contours and fine quality carvings: the ivory/bone fore-end cap with some minor chips. The flintlock mechanism with a flat and beveled edge, banana-form lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen. Signed under the bridle-less powder-pan with the maker’s signature: “HALEN G. L’ANNE” (“G. Halen the Elder”). ***There was a gunsmith named “Halin” recorded working in Paris, France prior to, ca. 1755. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 487). In fine+ mechanically functional condition with its original components and a strong mainspring. Retains (90%) polished finish with a sharp maker’s signature. Some minor patches of discoloration: the steel surfaces with an untouched silver-gray patina without significant pitting or wear. Matching barrel with smooth surfaces and fully engraved and embossed Silver mounts. The openwork rococo vine sideplate with deeply embossed floral scroll decorations of classic mid-18th century French form; and the trigger-guard with an etched and embossed forward finial (minor old repair at its tip) and a deeply floral-engraved and fluted bow. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod-pipes: the entry-pipe with embossed surfaces and a vacant Shield type wrist-escutcheon with openwork accents. Stirrup type butt-cap with embossed side-terminals and a finely turned pommel-cap. Complete with its ivory/bone? tip ramrod (partially missing) and matching fore-end-cap: retains both of its original side-bolts. A classic example of a Burlwood Stock, Silver Mounted, French Flintlock Holster/Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1750. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. Overall Length, 18".

Price: $3,875.00


A VERY FINE R. JOHNSON US Mdl. 1836 FLINTLOCK PISTOL, Dtd. 1837: In very fine, original flintlock condition with a clearly marked breech and a very fine touch-hole and bore. Smooth, "bright", steel surfaces, sharp contours and crisp markings. Sighted, iron, band-fastened, 8 1/2”, .54 caliber, smoothbore barrel of standard regulation US Mdl. 1836 dimensions with clear "US", "TW" & "P" markings, on the left side of the breech: blued (75%) barrel-tang. Very fine, American Black walnut, 3/4 stock with 90%+ finish, sharp contours, an oval cartouche and only some light scattered handling/storage marks and age age-stains. Regulation Model 1836 iron hardware with smooth "bright" steel surfaces with some scattered surface-discoloration. In original flintlock configuration and in mechanically functional order with excellent timing. The rounded, casehardened (15%+ light blue-straw) lockplate clearly marked with an “US/ R. Johnson/Middn. Conn./1837" marking, under the angled brass powder-pan: the underside of the pan with an “H” sub-inspector’s mark. Choice steel surfaces with some light patches of discoloration and age-staining. Complete with its rounded reinforced hammer, original frizzen and blued (85%+) frizzen-spring: the various lock components with “.” Inspector’s markings: retains both its original blued (85%) sidebolts. In overall very fine original flintlock condition with approx. 80%+ of “bright” and blued steel finish. The stock with very fine surfaces and the barrel and hardware with clear markings and a very fine touch-hole. Mechanically excellent and complete with its blued (85%+) trigger, and its bridled, button-head, iron ramrod. A very nice example of an early dated, original flintlock, US Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol, by R. Johnson, dtd. 1837. Overall length 14". The US Model 1836 was the last US Model of Flintlock Pistol produced; and it saw extensive service in the Mexican American War and the American Civil War. It is also considered by many Antique Gun collectors to be the best built and most attractive of the US Single-Shot Martial Pistols.

Price: $3,750.00


A FINE QUALITY BALKAN (ALBANIAN) MIQUELET HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1820-1840: In overall very fine untouched original flintlock condition. The round, wire-band and pin-fastened, .65 caliber, Native-made/Turkish?, chiseled and etched, smoothbore, 13", iron barrel with finely chiseled and brass/silver inlayed floral scrolls (at the breech); and the top with a raised integral sighting rib. Of fine quality with a sharp attention to detail, a fine touch-hole and contours. Classic Balkan type, lightly etched and engraved, Miquelet lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog and its round-top-finial jaw-screw. Exposed mainspring, lightly engraved powder-pan-fence and its grooved-faced squared-back frizzen. Of fine quality Ottoman-inspired/Balkan manufacture with sharp contours, fine engraving and 65%+ latent polish finish. Retains its original components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring. Slightly out of timing, as will not easily release from full-cocked position. Extensively carved, checkered and wire-inlayed, light colored, walnut fullstock of typical Ottoman/Balkan influenced form with a pronounced bulbous butt and floral/vine scroll relief carving overall. The barrel tang with a deeply relief carved floral scroll, accented with finely checkered borders and silver and brass wire inlays. Of classic Balkan form, as is fitted with its removable “False” wooden ramrod with bullnose tip. Finely etched and embossed brass mounts. Stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and etched and embossed vine and floral scrolls borders: a deeply embossed rounded finial pommel-cap. Matching trigger-guard with acanthus leaf forward finial and a lightly etched bow. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, an openwork rifle-type, triangular sideplate with slightly coarse scroll engraving; and a line engraved, shield-type wrist escutcheon. In overall very fine original “flintlock” condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, untouched, gunmetal gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration: the barrel with fine quality engravings and brass inlay, on its breech. The lock, en suite with generally smooth steel surface. Very fine stock with light signs of use, only some minor handling marks and 90% finish. The hardware with a fine and untouched, mustard-toned age patina and a fine attention to the etched and embossed details. A high quality and Large Size Balkan Miquelet Holster Pistol, ca. 1820-1840. Overall length, 20".

Price: $1,750.00


A SCARCE EARLY 18th CENTURY BRASS LOCK COLONIAL PERIOD DUTCH "LONG" HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1720: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Deeply chiseled, finely engraved, Octagonal to round, iron, pin-fastened, .60 caliber, 13", smoothbore barrel with an integral scroll-engraved sighting rib, a deeply, acanthus leaf scroll chiseled breech-top and three (3), gold-inlayed, Dutch?, Crown/“R.I.” maker’s marks: the markings are similar to recorded examples, in E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”. Molded and relief carved walnut fullstock with fine quality raised carving around the barrel tang, forestock, hardware and the lockplate mortise: expected signs of use, wear and minor old chips at the butt-cap and fore-end. Rare, finely chased and deeply engraved/chiseled, brass, banana type lockplate with a bridle-less powder-pan and extensively etched and engraved surfaces, en suite with the mounts and barrel. Matching, gooseneck hammer, trefoil-finial frizzen-spring and the fizzen with finely engraved steel surfaces. Embossed and etched, brass mounts: nicely pierced and chased, openwork, vine-type sideplate (some old repairs), a classically formed "Dutch-type" trigger-guard with an embossed bow and matching, acanthus leaf forward finial, two (2) faceted ramrod pipes, an engraved openwork wrist escutcheon and the deeply embossed stirrup type butt-cap with a bulbous pommel. Retains an untouched age patina overall with general signs of use, wear and handling. In overall very good+ condition. The barrel with smooth and untouched surfaces, a pleasing, steel-gray age patina and some light scattered discoloration: fine touch-hole. The stock with generally sharp contours and carving, some scattered handling marks/minor abrasions, old repairs and retains approx. 85% finish. Fine quality lock with untouched, smooth surfaces, fine mechanics and sharp engraving with some light wear: jaw-screw associated?. Retains its original wooden ramrod: tip missing. A classic example of an early Colonial-Period Dutch "Long" Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1720. For similar examples, please see Arne Hoffe’s: "Dutch Firearms", G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…” & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”. Overall length 20”.

Price: $4,875.00


A MID 18th CENTURY AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN/BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, MARKED TO THE RENOWNED BARON "GABRIEL von SPLENY" ca. 1760-1770s: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The 11 1/2", octagonal to round, .69 caliber, smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron, barrel with an integral rear tang-sight and a "G. SPLENY" owner's signature, on the top of the breech. The signature most likely for the famed Austro-Hungarian Baron & Major General: Gabriel Baron von Spleny, who in 1774 crossed the Galician-Polish Frontier and carried out the military occupation of "Austrian"-Moldavia. (please see dizzyweb.ehpes.com/bukovina/chronology.htm - 22k). Robust, light colored, Hardwood fullstock of early design with sharp drop to the bulbous grip. Molded and carved with simple teardrops at the lock and sideplate and an incised floral bouquet, around the barrel-tang. Martial-type brass furniture. The sheet-brass trigger-guard with simple screw and nail-fastened, pointed finials and a somewhat crudely fashioned bow: a finely curled iron trigger. Two, sheet-brass, barrel-form ramrod pipes: the tailpipe with a slightly roughly fashion pointed rear finial. Germanic-form butt-cap with simply etched hounds and scrolls and long side-stirrups. Prussian "Model 1742" type, raised, brass sideplate with tail. The unsigned lock with a flat, banana-form lockplate and its matching gooseneck hammer and frizzen. A bridle-less powder-pan and a teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with an untouched age patina, smooth surfaces and some light discoloration and fine scattered pitting. The stock with 85% finish, several minor chips, some scattered handling marks and small gouges. In mechanically functional order: the jaw-screw a working-life replacement. Complete, with its original, plain, wooden ramrod. Overall length 18 1/4". A very nice example of an owner identified Flintlock Holster Pistol with a "Noble Provenance" ("Spleny" should be further researched). A classic Germanic Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1760-1770s. The trigger-guard with a brass collection-tag marked "HM"/"791". For similar examples (please see G. C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution").

Price: $3,850.00


A VERY FINE PAIR OF AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S/HOLSTER PISTOLS by "T. RICHARDS", ca. 1770": In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The octagonal-to-round, two-stage, 9", .63 caliber, key-fastened, slightly flared, smoothbore barrels with deeply scroll-engraved barrel-tangs and clear, early, Birmingham proof marks and “TR” maker’s marks, on their left sides. Rounded, engraved lockplates with thread-engraved borders, bridled powder-pans and both their matching rounded gooseneck hammers: the frizzens with lightly engraved backs, en suite. Retain their original lock components with teardrop finial frizzen-springs, strong mainsprings, sharp engraving, 85%+ polish and some light patches of discoloration. Engraved under the powder-pans with clear “T. RICHARDS” maker’s signatures. Theophilus Richards (1747/48-d.1822) of Birmingham, UK; who was a noted Gunsmith and Silversmith working, at High Street. (For more details, please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel” vol. 2, pg. 1040). Molded and finely carved, nicely finished, figured English walnut fullstocks of classic Georgian period design. Pronounced bulbous butts with raised-carved teardrop moldings around the locks and sideplates. The barrel-tangs with finely carved, classic rococo styled, scallop-shell aprons. Retain excellent untouched surfaces with only modest signs of use and some scattered handling marks: 95%+ finish with sharp contours and carvings. Finely engraved and embossed, chiseled steel mounts of classic mid-18th century, English form: the stirrup-type butt-caps with long hound's-tooth engraved side-terminals and rounded and stepped pommel-caps with oval lozenge-type finials. Deeply chiseled and embossed openwork, rococo, vine-scroll sideplates: one with an old chip. Engraved trigger-guards with acanthus leaf forward finials and “Tudor Rose” engraved bows. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes with baluster-turned ends; and the scallop-shell embossed, acanthus leaf finial, vacant, wrist escutcheons. Complete with their horn-tip wooden ramrods. In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The barrels with a smooth, steel-gray age-patina, sharp proof/maker’s marks and only some light scattered wear and expected discoloration: very fine touch-holes. Matching locks with 85%+ polish, crisp engraving and in mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and fine timing. Very fine+/excellent stocks with 95%+ finish, sharp contours and only some minor handling marks and light signs of use. A very attractive and classically styled, well-made, Large-Size Pair of Revolutionary War Period, English, flintlock, Officer's/Holster Pistols, ca. 1770. Overall length, 15 1/2".

Price: $12,775.00


A VERY FINE+ SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD REGULATION-PATTERN “SCOTTISH” HIGHLAND ALL-METAL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL, by JOHN WATERS, ca. 1770s: In overall very fine+ original flintlock condition. Round, ringed, iron, .56 caliber, 7 1/4", smoothbore barrel with very smooth gunmetal-gray surfaces, two (2) early Birmingham proof marks, a sharp “IW” (John Waters) maker’s mark and a fine touch-hole. "Highland-type" flintlock mechanism with a hooked type half-cock and its original components. A bridle-less powder-pan, trefoil finial frizzen-spring and its original gooseneck hammer: of the classic design of those made by John Waters of Birmingham & London, UK; who was one of only two gunmakers/Contractors of "Scottish" type belt pistols, for the British Board of Ordnance, ca. 1770s. “Gunmetal”/Bronze fullstock of Regulation Highland form, with a plain Kidney form butt. Complete with its original screw-fastened iron belt-hook and exposed ball-type trigger with matching smooth surfaces. In very fine+ original flintlock condition with only the lightest signs of use, a fine age-patina and brown-mustard coloration—to the stock. The lock and barrel with matching, lightly toned, steel-gray surfaces virtually without pitting. In mechanically functional order with its original components and a very fine touch-hole and bore. Complete with its iron ramrod with button-head tip. A very fine and scarce, Regulation Pattern Revolutionary War Period, All-Metal Belt "Scottish" Highland Pistol, ca. 1770s. The type of "Ordnance" Pistol carried by both regular troops and officers of the various Highland Regiments. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 246. Overall length, 12".

Price: $5,875.00


A VERY GOOD EARLY COLONIAL-PERIOD QUEEN ANN PISTOL BY DAVID WYNNE, ca. 1715: In overall very good, untouched original flintlock condition. The round to round, cannon-muzzle, iron, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 6 1/2" barrel with a wedding-band partition and two early (pre 1740) London Proof marks on the underside of the breech. Molded and carved burl walnut grip of typical early Queen Ann form, with a bulbous butt and simple relief carving around the mounts and the scroll-engraved barrel-tang. Early, sidelock Queen Ann lock with a bridle-less powder pan and rounded surfaces. The borders of the mechanism, hammer and frizzen-back with simple line engraving. Clearly marked, forward of the lock, with a "Wynne: Londini" signature: David Wynne of London, England, w. ca. 1715 (please see Stockel, vol. 2 pg. 1414). Archetypal, Queen Ann period, embossed and etched silver butt-cap with a grotesque mask, a vacant silver wrist-escutcheon (engraved en suite) and a silver-wire scroll opposite the lock. Of early muzzle-loading design and equipped with its original baluster iron ramrod pipes and trigger-guard with fluted bow (some pitting on the left side) In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock condition. The mechanism, frame and barrel with a smooth and dark steel-gray surface, having a richly toned age patina and some isolated light patches of discoloration and pitting. Sharp engraving on the frame, hammer and signature: some scattered pitting on the breech's and tang's engraving. Fine grip having sharp contours, some minor handling marks and 75%+ of it untouched finish. In mechanically functional order: jaw screw and ramrod associated. A rare and early Silver Mounted, English, Flintlock Queen Ann Pistols, made by a prominent London gunsmith, during the actual Queen Ann Period. Overall length, 11 1/8".

Price: $4,875.00


A FINE QUALITY FULL SILVER MOUNTED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1800: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The round, pin-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 13 1/2", finely chiseled, iron barrel with deeply etched breech with floral scrolls and a matching tang. Deeply chiseled and finely etched sidelock Flintlock mechanism with a raised and rounded, banana-form lockplate,its matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen, etc. Retains smooth, gunmetal-gray, untouched, deeply chiseled, steel surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. Molded, carved and checkered dark, hardwood (ebony?) fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form: having a pronounced bulbous butt and long slender forestock: made without a ramrod provision, as is typical of Turkish Firearms. Fine stock with some minor handling marks, small abrasions and a nicely checkered wrist. Of classic Ottoman form with deeply embossed and engraved silver mounts: The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced floral type pommel and richly embossed borders. Matching silver trigger-guard with an embossed floral finial and an embossed bow and two floral embossed sidebolt escutcheons. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with smooth surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching untouched silver-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration: finely chiseled components with sharp engraving. Fine stock with some scattered handling marks, light signs of age/use and 85%+ finish. Very fine quality, deeply embossed (in classic Baroque vine scrolls) silver hardware with etched details: some light wear. A very fine example of a high quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Silver Mounted Holster Pistol, ca. 1800. Overall length, 20 1/4". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $2,775.00


A FINE PAIR OF COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOLS, by “I. GREGORY”, ca. 1730: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The round, 7", slightly flared, bright, pin-fastened, smoothbore, iron, .65 caliber barrels with early London Gunmaker Co. proof marks and "*/T.G." (Thomas Gregory) barrel maker's marks. Molded and nicely carved dark walnut fullstocks of classic Georgian fashion, having raised-carved, rococo, scallop shell scroll aprons, at the barrel tangs and matching raised teardrops around the lock and sideplates. Fully chased and embossed, brass mounts. The trigger-guards with engraved and embossed acanthus leaf forward finials and etched bows, two (2) baluster-turned ramrod pipes, openwork vine-scroll sideplates, vacant shield type wrist-escutcheons and the finely embossed and engraved stirrup-type butt-caps of classic English design. The sides of the butt-caps with engraved Stands of Arms and the pommels with finely detailed, deeply embossed, grotesque-mask end-caps. Full sidelock flintlock mechanisms with rounded, hound’s-tooth and scroll engraved lockplates with matching gooseneck hammers and frizzens. Clearly engraved, under the bridle-less powder-pan with “GREGORY" signatures, for Thomas Gregory 1 of London, UK: who worked, ca. 1706-1732 (please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “London Gunmakers…”, pg. 104). The locks in mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and fine timing: smooth blued (75%) surfaces with some isolated patches of discoloration/ pitting. The barrels with bright steel surfaces, 70%+ “bright/polished” finish with distinct markings and the expected, wear, discoloration and salt & pepper: very good bores and fine touch-holes. The stocks with 85% finish, sharp contours some handling marks, tight hairlines, light wear, minor old repairs and the expected signs of use. Iron tip wooden ramrods. A fine Pair of Colonial/Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer’s Pistols, ca. 1730. Overall lengths, 13".

Price: $8,875.00


A FINE FEDERAL/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD AMERICAN SECONDARY MARTIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL, ca. 1800-1810: In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The round, 9", smoothbore, 65 caliber, pin-fastened, iron, English barrel with a smooth and untouched age patina and a fine touch-hole. Molded and simply carved American Black walnut full stock of typical Federal design, having a slightly bulbous and heavy, "cane-handle" type grip with simple carving around lock and sideplate mortises: marked behind the sideplate. Lightly engraved American sheet brass and recycled English furniture: a single barrel-form ramrod pipe, an arrowhead finial trigger-guard with engraved bow and both of the original sidebolts. The unsigned American-made? lock with a flat lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, a bridle-less powder pan and a teardrop finial frizzen spring: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth russet-patinated surfaces with some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting. The lock with a matching surfaces, some minor discoloration/wear and its original components. The stock with generally sharp contours, 85% finish, some minor handling marks and a tight hairline/repair, on the right side of the fore-end tip. Fine hardware with a nicely toned and untouched age patina. A nice example of a War of 1812 Period American Secondary Martial flintlock pistol. Plain wood ramrod. Overall length 14 1/2".

Price: $2,575.00


A VERY FINE & LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD FRENCH DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS, ca. 1740: In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth, silver-gray locks and blued barrels with finely chased and embossed gilt bronze mounts with rococo vine scrolls and acanthus leaf accents. Round, pin-fastened, sighted, 10”, .55 caliber, blued, steel barrels with approximately 45% blued finish and scroll-engraved, gold damascened breeches. Flat, scrool-engraved, bridled locks/mechanisms with scroll engraved gooseneck hammers, en suite: both left hammers associated/working-life replacements. Very fine mechanics with fine timing and strong mainsprings. The frizzens with thread-engraved backs and the faceted bridled powder-pans with line-engraved borders. Retains their teardrop finial frizzen-springs with untouched, smooth steel-gray surfaces. The face of the locks with a “*/FG” maker’s mark and the undersides of the breeches with the maker’s marking of the noted St. Etienne, (Fr.) gunsmith Gillier Tissot; who was a member of the “Tissot” gunsmith famil and was working, 1740-1750 (For more information, please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neu Stockel”, vol 2, pg. 1289 & 1290). Molded and relief carved, nicely-figured French walnut fullstocks of classic early to mid-18th Century French rococo design with raised floral bouquets at the barrel-tangs, incised line carved borders, around the mounts and the forestocks with matching raised and incised carvings. Retains approx. 95%+ finish with sharp contours, a fine grain-figure and delicate proportions of classic French form. Some light scattered handling marks and expected signs of use/age: relief carved teardrops around the locks. Richly and fully chased and embossed gilt-bronze mounts of French rococo form: barrel-form ramrod pipes with baluster turned ends and finely etched and engraved/embossed finials. Engraved and finely detailed, floral-finial trigger-guards with deeply embossed stepped and chased bows. Stirrup-type butt-caps with chased and engraved borders and strongly detailed grotesque mask pommel-caps. The thread-engraved, long, side-stirrups, en suite. In overall very fine untouched condition with choice, gunmetal-toned, blued, steel surfaces with only the lightest scattered wear and discoloration: fine touch-holes. The stocks with extensive relief and incised carvings and retain 95% finish with sharp details and only some light handling marks. Original horn tip ramrods with jags; and a very nice quality Pair of Large French Double Barrel Flintlock Officer’s/Holster Pistols, ca. 1740. For similar examples, please see C. Blair’s: "Pistols of the World" & M. Lindsay’s: “100 Great Guns”. Overall length, 17".

Price: $11,775.00


A VERY GOOD SCARCE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1756 "LONG" SEA SERVICE PISTOL, by “BRANDER” ca. 1770s: In overall very good, original flintlock condition. Regulation length, round, iron, .56 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/8", pin-fastened barrel with two early London Gunmaker Co. proof-marks with a “WB” (William Brander) maker’s mark, on the left side of the breech. Untouched dark steel-gray surfaces with a fine touch hole and a very good bore. Molded and carved Walnut fullstock of Pattern 1756 form with a raised beavertail apron, at the barrel tang and simple points, at the lock and sideplate mortises. The lock of standard P. 1756 design with a flat lockplate, its original plain reinforced hammer, Faceted bridle-less powder-pan and arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock engraved with a clear “BRANDER" maker’s signature for William Brander of London, UK, (wrk. 1767-1779) and was a noted gunsmith and military supplier/Contractor. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 59). Sea Service-type brass furniture: a screw-fastened, heavy, bulbous butt-cap with short side-terminals. The trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes; and the flat sideplate with tail. Retains both its original sidebolts with the belt-hook long removed. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel and mechanism with generally smooth, dark-gray toned surfaces with clear markings and some expected discoloration. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: untouched surfaces. Very good stock with approx. 65%+ finish, sharp contours, some minor handling marks, tight hairlines/old repairs, loss of finish, minor chips and scattered light abrasions. The hardware with golden mustard-toned, smooth, brass surfaces. Associated flared-tipped wooden ramrod. Overall length 19 1/2". A scarce and seldom seen American Revolutionary War Period Commercially-manufactured English Pattern 1756 Naval/Sea Service Pistol, ca. 1770s. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away...”, vol. 2 & D. Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates For British Ordnance Small Arms…”, pg. 22, 29, 48 & 90.

Price: $4,775.00


A VERY GOOD+ WAR OF 1812/NAPOLEONIC PERIOD FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL BY “MANTON”, ca. 1805: Nicely figured, molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic English late 18th/early 19th century form with a cane-type grip and simple relief carving around the mounts and lock. Finely engraved, full brass mounts of classic Officer’s design: the screw-fastened butt-cap with engraved martial theme vignettes, on the sides of the pommel. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a "C.L." engraved silver wrist escutcheon and a lightly engraved trigger-guard with a pineapple engraved forward finial and an etched Stand of Arms, on its bow. Two sidebolt escutcheons and retains both of its engraved sidebolts. Round, 8 3/4", .66 caliber (Carbine Bore), smoothbore, sighted, iron barrel with two (2) London Gunmakers Company proof marks and the top flat with a “MANTON LONDON” marker’s signature and address. Finely etched and engraved breech and barrel-tang with martial-theme engravings. Flat Lockplate with a roller on its frizzen-spring and a bridled, waterproof powder-pan: retains its finely engraved French-type gooseneck hammer with a matching retaining-screw and engraved frizzen. Two (2) engraved sidebolts; and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Clearly engraved, under the powder-pan, with a "MANTON" maker’s signature. John Manton of London, UK (b.1752-d.1834) was considered one of the most noted gunsmiths of his time; held numerous Patents and was the Gunmaker to the East India Co. and King George IV. (For more information, please see H. L. Blackmore: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 137). In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition with a fine touch-hole and powder-pan. The stock retains 85%+ finish with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces, some scattered handling marks, old chips at the front of the lock mortise and signs of use and wear. Finely detailed relief-carved points, at the rears of the lock and sideplate mortises and a very tight metal-to-wood fit. The key-fastened, barrel with clear proofmarks, a legible maker’s signature & address (some wear) and a very pleasing, smooth, lightly mottled, gray age patina. The lock with matching untouched surfaces, 55%+ casehardened finish, clear engraving and is in functional order. Flared-tip iron ramrod with matching steel surfaces. Overall length 15". A fine example of a high quality War of 1812/Napoleonic War Period Officer's Pistol, made by one of the most esteemed London gunsmiths of the Flintlock Era, John Manton, ca. 1805.

Price: $3,575.00


A FINE & UNTOUCHED COLONIAL/F & I WAR PERIOD SILVER MOUNTED "QUEEN ANN" TURNOFF OFFICER'S PISTOL, by ISAAC SMITH, ca. 1740: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Cannon form, turnoff, .60 caliber, smoothbore, 6 3/4" iron barrel with a silver-gray age patina, smooth surfaces, a Crown/"F" “Foreigner” mark and two (2) London Gunmaker Co. proof marks, on the side of the baluster-turned breech: also marked with a “LONDON” addrerss and with a “1” marking. Molded and carved, English burl-walnut stock/grip of classic Queen Ann design, having a well pronounced bulbous pommel and a fine, raised carved, rococo, acanthus leaf and scallop-shell, around the barrel-tang. In fine untouched condition with sharp contours, smooth surfaces, some scattered light handling marks, and 90% finish. Classic Georgian Period etched and embossed silver mounts: a deeply embossed and finely detailed Rampart Lion with Stand of Arms and vine-scroll butt-cap; a vacant scallop-shell and acanthus leaf finial wrist-escutcheon with raised/embossed borders, two rectangular grip-panels; and a martial-theme sideplate with a deeply embossed Stand of Arms with flags, cannons, armour, etc. Original iron trigger-guard with a fluted bow. In original flintlock configuration with a "Queen Ann"-type Flintlock mechanism: rounded, hound’s-tooth engraved, gooseneck hammer with its matching frizzen. The frame, en suite with a "ISAAC SMITH" maker's signature, under the bridled powder-pan. Isaac Smith of London, UK was apprenticed to William Maude, worked 1727-56 and was recorded as a “Foreigner” in 1732. (please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London…", pg. 81 & 180). In fine original flintlock condition, the barrel and lock with a smooth, steel-gray age-patina with some isolated patches of discoloration and light salt & pepper. Fine mounts with a silver-gray patina and some expected light tarnish. An untouched lock with its original components and fine mechanics. A nice example of a Silver Mounted English "Queen Ann" Breech-Loading “Turnoff” Officer's Pistol, ca. 1740. Made by a recorded London Gunsmith of the Georgian Period. Overall length 12".

Price: $4,875.00


A FINE+ SCARCE & UNTOUCHED REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1756/1777 "LONG" SEA SERVICE PISTOL, ca. 1777: In overall fine+, untouched, original flintlock condition. Regulation length, round, iron, .56 caliber, smoothbore, 12", pin-fastened barrel with a Board of Ordnance proof-mark, on the center of the breech-top and an “IG” (John Galton) barrel maker’s mark, on its left side: a fine touch hole and bore. Very good, molded and carved Walnut fullstock of Pattern 1756/77 form with its correctly non-dated Storekeeper's marking, on the right face of the grip above the trigger-guard . Additionally marked in the ramrod channel with various inspector's marks. The lock of standard P. 1756/1777 design with a plain, flat, lockplate, its original reinforced hammer, rounded bridle-less powder-pan and arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock nicely engraved with a well-detailed Crown/"GR" Royal Cypher and is marked with a Crown/Broad Arrow Board of Ordnance/govt. ownership mark, beneath the powder-pan: the tail of lock clearly marked "TOWER". Untouched, deeply patinated, regulation, brass furniture: a screw-fastened, heavy, bulbous butt-cap with short side-terminals, the trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial, a single barrel-form ramrod pipe and the flat sideplate with tail: retains both its original sidebolts and equipped with its original Crown-marked, steel belt-hook. In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition with a fine lock and barrel and a very good stock. The iron surfaces of the barrel and mechanism with generally smooth, richly russet-toned & deeply patinated surfaces with fine markings and some expected discoloration/fine pitting. The lock with its original components, clear markings and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: untouched surfaces. Very good stock with approx. 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some minor handling marks/tight hairlines and visible markings. The wrist with a classic, working-life-period, “pegged” repair-- likely from Naval Battle Use (please see William Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away...”, vol. 2, pg. 230). The hardware with untouched, mustard-toned, smooth, brass surfaces. Associated flared-tipped wooden ramrod. Overall length 19 1/2". A very scarce and seldom seen American Revolutionary War Period English Pattern 1756/77 Naval/Sea Service Pistol, ca. 1777. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away...”, vol. 2 & D. Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates For British Ordnance Small Arms…”, pg. 22, 29, 48 & 90.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD & EARLY PAIR OF SILVER MOUNTED LION’S MASK-BUTT QUEEN ANN PISTOLS, by DAVID WYNN, ca. 1720: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The round, 5 7/8", cannon-form, turn-off, smoothbore, .58 caliber, "bright finished" (+/-10/15%) steel barrels with baluster-turned breeches and plain tangs: marked, on the sides of the breeches, with a barely visible early London Gunmaker Company proof marks. Full sidelock flintlock mechanisms of classic "Queen Ann" form with thread border engravings and matching, gooseneck hammers (one associated) and frizzens: engraved under the bridled powder-pans with clear "Wynn Londini" signatures. David Wynn of London, UK was a noted early 18th century gunsmith who proved his guns by the London Gunmaker Co. 1721-1729 and had a partnership with Henry Delany (ca. 1720-1740). (please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 81 & 208). Embossed and engraved, heavy-gauge, unmarked (very early form) silver Mounts. The butt-caps with acanthus-leaf finials and finely detailed Lion’s Face Masks: of classic early English form. Early type iron trigger-guards with fluted bows and acanthus-leaf finials. Griffen-type sideplates with acanthus leaf scroll tails: the wrist escutcheons with matching embossed details and each etched with a Crown motif, Coat of Arms (worn). Molded and carved burl walnut, Queen Ann grips with curved grip-profiles, relief carved teardrops around the locks and sideplates; and raised leaf aprons (one with old nail repair), at the barrel-tangs. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrels with generally sharp contours, very good bores and some light patches of discoloration and wear: smooth gunmetal-gray surfaces with traces of the “bright” finish. The locks/mechanisms, en suite with untouched, surfaces, very good engravings, some light discoloration and expected wear: one lock with a defective mainspring the other weak. Fine walnut grips with 80%+ finish, sharp contours and some minor handling marks and tight hairlines/old repairs. A very nice & Early Pair of Silver Mounted Lion’s Face Mask English Queen Ann Pistols, by the esteemed early 18th century London Gunsmith, David Wynn, ca. 1720. Overall length, 10 1/2".

Price: $8,750.00


A VERY GOOD TURKISH/GREEK BRASS STOCK FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1810s: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The round, fluted-breech, .60 caliber, smoothbore, 10 1/8", band-fastened, iron barrel with an integral raised sighting rib with an engraved (worn) simulated European signature, on the top of the breech. Original Flintlock mechanism with a flat banana form lockplate with bridled (old brazed repair) powder-pan with a rfefaced frizzen, fine timing and a strong mainspring Retains its original lock components with an untouched, gray patination and some light wear. Traditional, Ottoman/Greek form Brass fullstock with extensively foliate etched and engraved surfaces and a pronunced bulbous pommel with a finely embossed finial. en suite. Retains its original engraved brass trigger-guard with an etched acanthus leaf forward finial. Of very good quality construction and extensively etched & embossed with floral and vine scrolls: several, old repairs, vestiges of Red Coral inlay and numerous brass tack decorations. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel lock and lock with smooth, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, fine pitting and expected wear. Very Good stock with signs of use, scattered handling marks and the noted old repairs. Retains an untouched, lightly toned mustard age patina with dark highlights and extensive vine scroll embossed and engraved surfaces. A very nice example of an All Brass Stock Turkish or Greek Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810s, for similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms". Overall length, 16 1/2".

Price: $1,575.00


A VERY FINE & UNTOUCHED MID 18TH CENTURY GERMAN ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK TINDERLIGHTER W/ CANDLE HOLDER, ca. 1750-1760: : In overall very fine untouched condition. The exposed flintlock mechanism with offset hammer notched at its base to accept the sear/trigger. Exposed frizzen spring, mounted at the front end of the frame; and the frizzen with a faceted back. The opposite side of the frame with a hinged tinderbox with its original latch/knob and compartment-door: also equipped with its original iron candle holder. The underside of the frame with its pair of forked wrought iron legs. Integrally forged steel grip with a bulbous ball-type butt. In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth steel surfaces, a fine untouched gray-brown age patina and some patches of light discoloration. Original components and in mechanically functional order. A very nice example of an 18th century All-Steel Flintlock Tinderlighter, ca. 1750s. For a similar example, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution", pg. 263.Overall length: 8".

Price: SOLD


A FINE NAPOLEONIC WAR PERIOD BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS (NAVAL-OFFICER’S) PISTOL, BY “HENRY NOCK”, ca. 1810s:: In overall fine original flintlock condition with a lightly engraved flat, round-tail lockplate, a Cannon-form, brass barrel and thread-engraved brass mounts. Finely turned and formed, Cannon-type, 5", octagonal-to-round, .95+ caliber, brass barrel with a baluster turned muzzle, an engraved breech and a fine wedding-band transition. The engraved, iron barrel-tang (lightly pitted), etched en suite with the lock. The top center-line of the breech with a partially effaced “LONDON” address and the left side with two (2) Birmingham proofmarks. Thread-engraved, flat, iron, lockplate with its matching, gooseneck hammer and round-back frizzen. Very good lock with some light wear and scattered discoloration/pitting. Clearly signed, under the bridle-less powder-pan with a "H./NOCK" maker's signature. The famed Henry Nock of London, UK worked (1770-1804) and was a Gunsmith-in-Ordinary to King George III and a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance and the East India Co. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London...", pg. 149). The lock components with generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces, some patches of discoloration/fine pitting and signs of light use and wear: a crisp mechanism and fine timing. Fine lockplate with a clear signature. Molded and carved, dark, English walnut fullstock of classic, robust, Blunderbuss form. Nicely appointed raised carvings, around the lock and sideplate; and retains 90+% finish with sharp contours, light scattered handling marks/abrasions, a minor fill and tight hairlines. Lightly engraved brass mounts: Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, the trigger-guard with a thread-engraved, rounded forward finial and a “Tudor Rose” engraved bow. An “S”-shaped flat sideplate and a vacant shield-type wrist escutcheon. Complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth, mustard-toned, nicely patinated, brass surfaces, good markings and some light wear and signs of use: fine Muzzle with a pronounced Cannon-turnings. Very Fine stock with raised carved teardrops at the lock and sideplate mortises and much of its finish. The mounts with untouched, smooth, mustard-toned, brass surfaces. A fine example of a Napoleonic War Period English Flintlock Blunderbuss Naval-Officer's Pistol, ca. 1810s. Overall length, 10 1/4”. For a similar example, please see, James B. Foreman’s: “The Blunderbuss 1500-1900”.

Price: SOLD


A RARE AMERICAN STOCKED COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Somewhat crudely made, molded and simply carved American walnut fullstock with a slightly clumsy and curved, robust grip-section with simple and typically crude, American-type relief carving around the mounts, barrel-tang and lock. American-made and recycled Brass mounts of Colonial/Revolutionary War Period style. The pommel-type butt-cap with a simply thread-engraved terminal. Two (2) early-form baluster-turned ramrod pipes, a vacant pin-fastened embossed shield-type wrist escutcheon and a lightly engraved trigger-guard with an etched Starburst, on its bow. Typical, openwork vine scroll-embossed sideplate with a tail and complete with its plain ramrod with flared tip. Recycled, round, 8 1/4", .65 caliber, smoothbore, pin-fastened, iron barrel with two early London Gunmakers Company proof marks. The English made, recycled, rounded Lockplate with its bridle-less powder-pan its matching gooseneck hammer and frizzen: the surfaces with light scroll engravings. Retains its original lock components, both of its sidebolts and has a strong mainspring, though out of timing, as will not hold on the cocked positions. Engraved, under the powder-pan, with a "F. SADLIER" maker’s signature for Francois Sadlier, of London, UK who worked 1762-1779 (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. ). In untouched original flintlock condition with a very good and well-used touch-hole and powder-pan. The stock retains 75% finish with generally sharp contours, some scattered abrasions/wear, minor chips, age-stains, handling marks and very good, typically crude, Colonial American carvings. The barrel with an untouched gray-brown age patina with russet highlights and smooth surfaces. The lock with matching untouched surfaces and very good engraved details. Original components throughout. Overall length 14". A rare Colonial American/Revolutionary War Period Flintlock Officer's Pistol, ca. 1770. ***Recently discovered in a Colonial Period Connecticut Home.

Price: $4,575.00


A SCARCE EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD (WILLIAM & MARY PERIOD) ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, BY "HENRY CRISP", ca. 1680: In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. 17th Century, English-form, round-to-round, 10 1/8", baluster-turned, smoothbore, .56 caliber, browned (85%+), steel barrel with An iron tang and two (2), Early, 1688 type, London Gunmaker Co. proof marks. (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 3 No. 8636 & 8637). Also marked with a Horseshoe shaped maker's mark-- on the breech-top. Early, rounded, thread-engraved, bridle-less flintlock mechanism with strawberry-vine-scroll engraved surfaces, its original, matching, gooseneck hammer, teardrop-finial frizzen-spring and round-back frizzen. Signed with a "H. CRISP" maker's signature. Henry Crisp of London, UK, worked 1668-1710 and was a Gunmaker to the Board of Ordnance and Furbisher to the Tower of London (1680-1707). (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 77). Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces with sharp engraving, 75%+ polish and a fine mechanics. Sculpted, lightly engraved, 17th century-style, full steel mounts: The rounded pommel-type butt-cap with strawberry-leaf engraved borders (worn) and a stepped screw-retained terminal. A chiseled, openwork, Serpent-type sideplate of classic English form; the trigger-guard with a nicely detailed urn-type forward finial and a fluted bow, of typical 17th century English design. Two (2) baluster-turned ramrod-pipes and an associated brass-tip wooden ramrod with jag. The wrist with a shield-type escutcheon of 17th century form. Molded and raised carved, walnut fullstock with a pronounced bulbous butt and relief carved borders, around the lock, barrel-tang and the sideplate: a raised line carving, extending from the ramrod entry to the trigger. In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth, choice surfaces, clear and very early London proof marks, sharp contours, a fine bore and some light patches of discoloration/wear. The lock with smooth steel surfaces, a clear maker's signature, much finish/polish and a nicely engraved hammer. The walnut fullstock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some minor handling marks, tight hairlines and the expected abrasions. A very nice and rare 17th Century English Flintlock Pistol, made by Henry Crisp, of London, UK, ca. 1680. Overall length, 17 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD+ PAIR OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD HALLMARKED-SILVER MOUNTED BRASS BARREL FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by “SAVARY” ca. 1770: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, .58 caliber, 6 1/2", smoothbore, pin-fastened, Cannon-form, Blunderbuss-type, baluster-turned, brass, “Cannon-form” barrels with finely turned wedding-band barrel-transitions and stepped breech-tops: the steel barrel-tangs with choice “bright” surfaces. Molded and carved, dark colored, French walnut fullstocks with classic Rococo style relief and incised carvings. Classically styled raised carved teardrops, around the lock and sideplate mortises and matching floral bouquets, at the barrel-tangs. Fully French Hallmarked Silver mounts of mid-18th century form. The bulbous-type butt-caps with long side stirrups and simply embossed, rounded pommel-caps: Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes and "rifle type", rounded sideplates with embossed stepped tails. The trigger-guards with sculpted and embossed urn-type forward. In original flintlock configuration with fine touch-holes and bores. Brass lockplates with rounded smooth surfaces, bridled powder-pans and matching, iron/steel gooseneck hammers, frizzens and teardrop finial frizzen-springs. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with their original components and fine timing: the hammers, frizzens and springs with approx. 45%+ blued finish. Clearly signed, under the powder-pans with “SAVARY/AU HAVRE” maker’s signatures for the noted 18th Century French gunsmith who worked in Seine-Maritime, France, 1770-80: (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1111). The barrels with smooth brass surfaces with lightly-toned patina, fine touch-holes and Cannon-form “Blunderbuss” muzzles. The hardware with smooth silver surfaces, some minor handling marks and visible French Hallmarks: one wrist escutcheon a working-life replacement. Very good stocks with dark figured walnut surfaces, 85%+ finish and some scattered handling marks, old repairs and tight hairlines. The locks with choice brass surfaces and their original components: in mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and fine timing. Complete with their original Horn & Silver-tip Baleen ramrods. A very fine quality Pair of a Revolutionary War Period Silver Mounted French Flintlock Officer's Pistols, ca. 1770. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", & C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms..”. Overall length, 12".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD+ BALKAN (ALBANIAN) BRASS STOCK MIQUELET RATTAIL PISTOL, ca. 1820: In overall very good+ original “flintlock” condition. The octagonal-to-round, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 13 3/4", iron barrel with an engraved simulated European signature, on the top of the breech and another maker’s mark?, on its left side: of possible Italian manufacture, as frequently the case with better quality Albanian arms. The Miquelet-type lock/mechanism with its integral powder-pan, original grooved-face frizzen and hammer with top jaw & screw. A strong mainspring though slightly out of timing, as the sear can be difficult to release. Retains its original lock components with a smooth steel-gray age-patina with some light wear and salt & pepper. Traditional, Albanian, Brass Rattail fullstock with fully etched and engraved surfaces and a long rattail-form pommel with a pointed finial. Retains its original engraved steel trigger-guard with an etched forward finial and an engraved sheet-brass covered bow. Of very good quality construction and extensively etched & embossed with geometric patterns, floral and vine scrolls with silver pellet accents, on the wrist. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel lock and trigger-guard with smooth, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, fine pitting and wear. Very Good stock with light signs of use and some scattered handling marks. Retains an untouched, lightly toned mustard age patina with dark highlights, in the protected recesses. Brass-tip iron ramrod. A very nice example of this distinct form of Albanian Pistol, ca. 1820, for similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms" & A. Giabi’s”: “Armi Da Fuouco Italiane”. Overall length, 22".

Price: SOLD


A FINE & UNTOUCHED EARLY 19th CENTURY CONTINENTAL BOXLOCK FLINTLOCK TINDERLIGHTER W/ CANDLE HOLDER, ca. 1800-1815: In overall fine+ untouched condition. Complete and original throughout. The frame, lock-components and mounts with smooth steel-gray surfaces and a fine age-patina. Molded and carved hardwood (beech?), bag-type grips with much of their finish, some very minor handling marks and sharp contours. Central Hammer Boxlock Flintlock Mechanism with its original double-throated hammer and pivoting frizzen and frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a fine mainspring and trigger. The steel-gray frame with plain, flat-side, screw-fastened panels and an integral forward-mounted tinderbox with sliding cover: minor irregularity to the slide. Retains an untouched age-patina and much of its latent finish: sharp contours and original components. The underside of the frame with its original wrought-forged pair of legs and the right side with its original band-type candleholder. Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces with an untouched age patina and fine contours. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $1,100.00


A VERY GOOD & SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD REGULATION-PATTERN “SCOTTISH” HIGHLAND ALL-METAL FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL, by JOHN WATERS, ca. 1770s: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Round, iron, .56 caliber, 7", smoothbore barrel with lightly/moderately pitted surfaces, two (2) early Birmingham proof marks (worn) and a fine touch-hole. "Highland-type" flintlock mechanism with a hooked type half-cock and strong mainspring: weak sear-spring as does not often hold on cocked positions. A bridle-less powder-pan, trefoil finial frizzen-spring and its original gooseneck hammer, en suite. Of the classic design of those made by John Waters of Birmingham & London, UK; who was a noted Contractor of "Scottish" type belt pistols, for the British Board of Ordnance, ca. 1770s. “Gunmetal”/Bronze fullstock of Regulation Highland form, with a Kidney butt: fitted with its original iron, screw-type vent-pick. Original, screw-fastened, iron belt-hook and matching, exposed, ball-type trigger with moderately pitted surfaces. In very good original flintlock condition with signs of use and wear. The gunmetal stock with golden-mustard coloration and the lock and barrel with matching steel surfaces. Complete with its iron button-head ramrod. A scarce, Regulation Pattern Revolutionary War Period, All-Metal Belt "Scottish" Highland Pistol, ca. 1770s. The type of "Ordnance" Pistol carried by both regular troops and officers of the various Highland Regiments. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 246. Overall length, 12".

Price: $4,875.00


A FINE QUALITY OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1820: In overall very good+ to near fine condition. Of finer than usual grade with a nicely carved walnut fullstock and deeply embossed European style brass mounts. The barrel and lock with nicely chiseled and engraved surfaces: of a quality usually found on better grade Near Eastern Weapons. Smoothbore, .69 caliber, 14", octagonal-to-round chiseled-steel barrel with smooth, steel-gray, lightly toned surfaces. Retains a fine touch hole and an embossed and chiseled breech with sighting-rib: of Western-European style. In very good condition with some wear and generally sharp contours, a very good bore and some minor wear, light scattered discoloration and pitting: slight irregularity at the muzzle-tip. Molded and deeply relief carved, walnut fullstock of fine quality with richly carved rococo floral scrolls around the barrel-tang, along the forestock and around the mounts. Of classic mid-18th century French-influenced form with an elongated grip and a pronounced bulbous butt. Retains 75% finish with some scattered handling marks, minor shrinkage, small chips, tight hairlines and signs of light use. In very good+ condition with sharp contours and fine quality carvings. Lightly engraved, full sidelock, flintlock Mechanism with a flat faceted lockplate and its original matching gooseneck hammer: of classic Western European (French/German) inspired design. In very good+ near fine mechanically functional (no full cock/tumbler-notch worn) with its original lock components and a strong mainspring. The lock with (80%) polish/”bright” finish with some minor discoloration and untouched smooth steel surfaces with a silver-gray patina without significant pitting or wear. Matching barrel with very good+ exterior surfaces: some light wear and scattered pitting. Fine quality engraved and embossed brass mounts with an embossed openwork sideplate a finely embossed stirrup-type butt-cap with a bulbous pommel, two barrel-form ramrod pipes, an openwork shield-type wrist-escutcheon and its brass muzzle-band/capucine (slightly damaged). Complete with its short-type/false Ottoman style, plain, wooden ramrod and its original screws. The trigger-guard with an embossed bow and pointed finials, en suite with the other mounts. A classic example of a Fine Quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1820. Overall Length, 21 1/2".

Price: $1,375.00


A FINE & ORIGINAL MID 18th CENTURY FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD SENECA WAR CLUB/DEATH HAMMER, ca. 1750: In overall fine untouched “attic” condition with fine, deeply aged and oxidized smooth, light colored, hardwood (maple) surfaces. Of early, hand-carved, Seneca Indian make with evident tool-marks and "hand-wear", at its grip and base. Of single piece hardwood/maple? construction with an integral root-burl knob and shaft with a fine hand-burnished finish. The tapered handle with a carved grip-section and a rounded bottom finial. Knob-type club head with finely carved smooth surfaces, some minor handling marks and signs of use/wear and staining. Of typical mid-18th century form and in overall fine untouched condition with sharp contours, smooth surfaces and some expected minor handling marks/wear. A rare an authentic example of a mid-18th century French & Indian War Period Seneca War Club, ca. 1750. Purported by the consignor to have been part of an old New York Collection. Overall length, 20 1/2".

Price: $3,575.00


A FINE & RARE 17th CENTURY ENGRAVED STEEL-MOUNTED EARLY COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK "LONG" HOLSTER PISTOL, BY JOHN SIBLEY I, ca. 1690: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The round, long, 12", iron, sighted, pin-fastened, octagonal-to-round-to-round, smoothbore, .58 caliber, barrel with two, visible, early London, ca. 1688 proof marks. (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 3, pg. 1637)and fine wedding-band transitions. Also marked with a “*/IS” John Sibley I maker’s maker for the noted late 17th century London gunsmith 1675-1714, who was a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance & the Hudson Bay Co. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”)pg. 178. Molded and finely relief carved walnut fullstock of classic Dutch-inspired, 17th century early English design. Adorned with deep relief lines, at the ramrod entry pipe and raised points around the lock and sideplate mortises. Also a raised finial, at the barrel tang. Strawberry-vine-scroll engraved and delicately etched Classic Early English-style steel mounts. The trigger-guard with an urn-type forward finial and an early fluted bow. Two (2) baluster-turned ramrod pipes, a leaf engraved shield-type wrist escutcheon and an openwork vine-scroll-form sideplate, of classic late 17th century design. Long stirrup-type butt-cap with engraved terminals and a finely turned and embossed pommel-cap. Finely engraved, early form, bridle-less lock with a rounded banana-type lockplate, its original matching gooseneck hammer and frizzen. The engraving of the classic Early English Strawberry-vine design, en suite with the mounts and barrel-tang. In mechanically functional with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces, visible proof marks and scattered light pitting overall. Very good lock with matching steel-gray surfaces and scrisp engraving. The stock with some light scattered handling marks, light wear to its highpoints and 85%+ finish. Replaced? Iron-tip wooden ramrod. A fine and early English Flintlock "Long" Holster Pistol, made by an esteemed London gunsmith of the 17th century, ca. 1690. Overall length, 17". For a similar example, please see Claude Blair's: " Pistols of the World”.

Price: $7,875.00


A VERY GOOD EMBOSSED BRASS MOUNTED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1830: In overall very good+ lightly cleaned original flintlock condition. Turkish made, round-to-round, pin-fastened, .63 caliber, smoothbore, 9 1/2", lightly engraved, iron barrel with a “false” European signature, floral scroll engravings and two spurious London Gunmaker Co. Proof-marks: of typical Ottoman Turkish manufacture. Etched and engraved sidelock Flintlock mechanism with a flat, border-engraved, semi-banana-form lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen, etc. Retains smooth, steel-gray, surfaces with engraved geometric patterns and Crescent Moons: strong mainspring, though does not always hold on full-cocked position. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, hardwood (walnut) fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form with deep relief and incised line carvings. Pronounced bulbous butt and an incised carved forestock with an integral/“false”-ramrod; as is typical of many Turkish Pistols for which the ramrod or “Somma” was carried separately. Very good+ stock with some scattered handling marks, light abrasions and small chips. The wrist with its coarsely embossed, oval wrist-escutcheon and the remaining mounts of classic Ottoman Turkish design with somewhat coarsely embossed details, en suite. The stirrup type butt-cap with a European-inspired, pronounced pommel-cap with deeply embossed martioal-theme borders and a matching finial. The trigger-guard with a coarsely embossed floral finial and bow. Roughly embossed, rifle type/triangular sideplate with both of its sidebolts. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with generally smooth lightly cleaned steel-gray surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching silver-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration and a good touch-hole. Both with sharp geometric and floral engravings of traditional Turkish design. The stock with only some scattered handling marks, 85%+ finish, sharp contours and a fine relief carved floral apron, at the barrel-tang. The brass hardware with smooth surfaces with a light mustard patina and some light wear. A nice example of a good quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1830. Overall length, 16". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $1,175.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED EARLY 19TH CENTURY SMALL-SIZE OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS DAG, ca. 1820:: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Extensively etched, 11", pin and band-fastened, round, "Trumpet-type", smoothbore, Silver Damascened, Persian marked, steel barrel with 1.50 caliber flared muzzle and a .50+ cal. bore. Extensively silver inlayed overall with an etched/inlayed geometric patterns and the integral barrel-tang adorned, en suite. Retains untouched brown-gray surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and a fine touch-hole. In original flintlock configuration with its flat, Crescent Moon engraved lockplate: a simulated European signature, a bridled powder-pan, matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen. Retains untouched steel surfaces with some expected patches of discoloration and light wear. In mechanically functional order and complete with its original components and both of its sidebolts. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic Turkish Blunderbuss “Dag” form with raised borders around the lock and sideplate; and the butt with a pronounced drop, a deeply fluted comb and a checkered wrist (worn). In very good untouched condition with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 80% finish and some scattered handling marks, wear, abrasions and minor losses/chips, on the right side of the fore-end. Heavy, plain, Brass hardware: the trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial and a plain stepped bow. The screw-fastened brass buttplate, en suite with a stepped finial, two ramrod pipes—for the “false” wooden ramrod; and the rifle-type sideplate with its original loop and iron suspension-ring. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours and fine quality engraving and silver-damascening. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and a fine lock. The stock with sharp contours, 80% finish and the expected signs of use and wear. A nice example of a small sized, original using-type, early 19th Century Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss Dag, ca. 1820. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Construction and Decoration of Arms…” . Overall length, 19 1/2".

Price: $2,250.00


A VERY GOOD+ PAIR OF IRISH SILVER MOUNTED REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD "QUEEN ANN" OFFICER'S PISTOLS, by F. LORD, ca. 1760s: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. Cannon-form, turn-off/screw-type, .57 caliber, smoothbore, 6", round, early Birmingham proofed, iron barrels with two maker's marks and one with a clear "1" marking. Nicely figured, bulbous-form, "Queen-Ann"-type, walnut grips of classic English design, having well pronounced lobed pommels, extensive rococo silver-wire inlay (65%) and full silver mounts: grotesque-mask butt-caps of classic "Pug's head" form and martial-theme central wrist-escutcheons with helmeted finials and "L.C." owner's initials. In very good original flintlock condition with sharp contours, smooth surfaces, some minor handling marks, minor abrasions and wear. Lightly engraved iron trigger-guards with an engraved barley-whirl design, on its bow. In original flintlock configuration with their original lock components, strong mainsprings, fine mechanics and smooth steel surfaces. The boxlock mechanisms/frames with finely engraved borders and scroll-engraved central panels. Each pistol signed with a "F. Lord" maker's signature and a "Dublin" address (wear to the engraving). Francis Lord of Dublin, Ire. worked (1745-1774) and was a contractor to the Board of Ordnance. (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 726). The barrels and frames with smooth polished surfaces, good engraving and a light age-patina. A very well made and Rare Pair of Silver Mounted Revolutionary War Period Irish "Queen Ann" Officer's Pistols, ca. 1760s. Made by a recorded Dublin gunsmith; and of larger "Officer's" size. Overall length 12".

Price: $6,875.00


A FINE FEDERAL/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD AMERICAN SECONDARY MARTIAL BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL, ca. 1800-1810: In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The round, 8", smoothbore, 56 caliber, pin-fastened, unmarked, American-made?, brass, barrel with a smooth mustard age patina and a fine touch-hole: the top of the breech with an engraved leaf motif, en suite with the tang. Molded and carved American walnut full stock of typical Federal design, having a slightly bulbous and heavy, "cane-handle" type grip with simple raised carvings around lock and sideplate mortises: the grip with a fine "Tiger" striped grain-pattern. Lightly engraved American sheet brass furniture: two barrel-form ramrod pipes, an arrowhead finial trigger-guard, a flat "S" shaped sideplate, an oval wrist escutcheon and a screw-fastened butt-cap with a short rear finial. The "Redfern's" (William Redfern: active 1799-1803, in Birmingham, UK. Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 2, pg. 1019) marked, flat "Trade"-type lock with its original gooseneck hammer, bridle-less powder pan and a matching arrowhead finial frizzen spring: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth lightly toned brass surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. The lock with a fine dark and smooth patina with some minor patches of light discoloration/wear. Fine stock with sharp contours, 85%+ finish, some minor handling marks and expected light abrasions. Fine hardware with a nicely toned and untouched age patina, en suite with the barrel. A classic example of a War of 1812 Period American Secondary Martial flintlock Pistol, ca. 1810s. Brass-tip wooden ramrod. Overall length 14". *** Pictured in Frank E. Kuron's: "Thus Fell Tecumseh", pg. 261.

Price: $2,975.00


A FINE PAIR OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SILVER-WIRE-INLAY ENGLISH FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF PISTOLS, ca. 1775:In overall fine+, original flintlock condition. Round, 2 1/2", Turn-off, cannon-form, baluster-turned, smoothbore, .45 caliber, iron barrels with two early Birmingham black-powder proof marks, on their undersides. Finely engraved, central-hammer boxlock, flintlock mechanisms with "KING" maker's signatures: sliding trigger-guard safeties and hound's-tooth-engraved central hammers and frizzens: one hammer with a nearly undetectable old repair. Both in mechanically fine condition with strong mainsprings and frizzen springs: functional safeties. The sides of the frames with matching borders, finely engraved scrolls and clear maker's signatures. Smooth, steel gray surfaces with sharp engraving, 85% finish and very light patches of discoloration. Engraved iron trigger-guards with matching smooth, steel-gray surfaces and etched bows. Nicely figured, bag-shaped, walnut grips with some minor handling marks, sharp contours and 85% finish. Extensively inlayed with silver wire scrolls of classic Georgian design (99%). In overall fine+ condition. The barrels with good bores, smooth surfaces and a fine patina. The frames with sharp engraving, clear markings and matching surfaces. Very Fine grips without cracks or significant blemishes: retain virtually all of their silver wire. A very nice Pair of Revolutionary War Period English Boxlock "Queen Ann" Pistols, ca. 1775. Overall length, 8".

Price: $3,875.00


A COLONIAL PERIOD QUEEN ANN TURN-OFF PISTOL BY JAMES FREEMAN, ca. 1715: In overall fine original flintlock condition with a smooth and even age patina overall. The round, 5 1/2", cannon-form, turn-off, smoothbore, .61 caliber, iron barrel with a Crown "IF" (James Freeman) maker's mark and two London pre-1740 proof marks. The original flintlock mechanism with rounded gooseneck hammer with a hound's-tooth border engraving and a "James Freeman" signature, for James Paul Freeman of London (w. 1705- 1720 and was known for his silver-mounted breech-loading pistols: please see H. Blackmore, Gunmakers of London 1350-1850, pg. 96). The frizzen-back and frame with matching decoration and smooth surfaces: some very light scattered salt & peppering. Sliding iron trigger-guard: acts as a safety. Embossed silver Mounts include the Grotesque mask butt-cap, the rococo-scroll sideplate and the vacant shield wrist escutcheon. Burl walnut, Queen Ann type grip with a molded bulbous butt and relief carving around the lock, barrel tang and sideplate. In overall fine condition. The barrel with smooth surfaces and some very light pitting and discoloration. The lock/mechanism with all original components, having matching surfaces and clear engraving. Fine walnut grip with some very minor handling marks, 85% original finish and a small period-repaired crack above the sideplate. A very nice example of a Breech-loading Flintlock pistol from the Colonial Period. Made by one of the most prominent London Gunsmiths of the 18th century, James P. Freeman. Overall length, 12".

Price: $5,875.00


A FINE QUALITY “SILVER” MOUNTED TURKISH PERCUSSION CONVERTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1830/50: In overall very good lightly cleaned condition. Mid-18th century Italian-made, band-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 11", iron barrel with a “L. LAZARINO” maker’s signature, on its breech-top: the signature for the noted “Lazarino” family of 17th-18th Century, Italian, barrel makers. Lightly etched/chiseled, rounded, Italian-made, sidelock (Flintlock) mechanism, en suite with a worn “SCADALA?” maker’s signature with a raised and rounded, banana-form lockplate. Bolster Converted to Percussion, ca. 1850 and retains vestiges of the related “flintlock component” holes, along with its sculpted Percussion hammer with flat beveled surfaces. In mechanically functional order with smooth, steel-gray surfaces with a strong mainspring and good timing. Molded, carved and silver-wire-inlayed, figured, walnut fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form. A pronounced bulbous butt with a long slender grip and the forestock made with a deeply floral embossed silver-sheet/muzzle-band with a sweated, “false” silver ramrod--- typical of many Turkish Firearms. The stock with some scattered handling marks, abrasions, minor chips and retains 75%+ finish with relief carved floral accents, under the forestock and around the barrel-tang. Silver wire inlayed wrist with an embossed silver escutcheon. Of classic Ottoman form with deeply embossed and chased silver mounts with Baroque floral vine scroll decorations: The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced floral type pommel-cap and smooth roped borders. A matching silver trigger-guard with an embossed silver trigger, a floral forward finial and a deeply embossed bow. The openwork vine scroll sideplate with embossed floral details and both of its sidebolts: minor crack. Baluster turned “ramrod” pipe with etched finial and the two (2) deeply etched and embossed barrel-bands/capucines of classic Turkish minaret form. In overall very good clean condition and converted from Flintlock to Percussion, ca. 1850. The barrel and lock with matching bright steel-gray surfaces with some patches of discoloration and fine pitting. Very good quality stock with some scattered handling marks, carvings, expected signs of age/use and 75%+ finish. Very fine quality, deeply embossed (in classic Baroque floral-vine-scrolls) silver hardware with chased accents; and some light wear, handling, tarnish and minor damages. A fine quality example of an Ottoman Turkish Percussion Converted Silver Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1830/50. Overall length, 17". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $825.00


A FINE QUALITY TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1840: In In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal-to-round, wire-band-fastened, .67 caliber, smoothbore, 11 1/2", iron barrel with chiseled floral scrolls (lightly worn), a raised sighting rib and an engraved barrel tang, en suite. Etched and engraved Flintlock mechanism with a flat, beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp, untouched, contours, fine engraving and some light wear: the mechanism is frozen and will not release from the “rest” position. Extensively carved walnut fullstock of typical Ottoman form, having a pronounced bulbous butt and extensive floral/vine scroll relief carving overall. Of classic form, Turkish design, as made with an integrally carved, “false”, wooden ramrod. Finely etched and embossed brass mounts: of very good quality and in emulation of European style. The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and etched and embossed vine and floral scrolls. Matching trigger-guard with acanthus leaf finials and a finely etched bow. Two barrel-form “ramrod pipes”, an embossed rifle type triangular sideplate (both side-bolts replaced) and a pierced and etched wrist escutcheon. In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with matching, dark, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. Fine quality, dark colored Turkish walnut fullstock with light signs of use, some handling marks and much finish. The hardware with a fine attention to the etched and embossed details and finely toned brass surfaces with a rich “mustard” age-patina. A very nice example of a nice quality Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1840. Overall length, 18 1/4".

Price: $1,100.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED WAR OF 1812/NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1802 "LONG" SEA SERVICE PISTOL, ca. 1805: In overall very good, untouched, original flintlock configuration. Round, iron, .56 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/4" baluster-turned barrel with Board of Ordnance Govt. proof marks at the breech and a Crown acceptance mark on the tang. Regulation Pattern walnut fullstock with an effaced Storekeeper's mark on the right face of the grip -- behind the raised-carved beaver tail apron. The lock of standard P. 1802 design with a flat, thread engraved reinforced hammer and lockplate. The lock-face with an effaced Crown/"GR" and Crown/Broad Arrow govt. ownership mark, beneath the powder-pan: the tail of lock an effaced "TOWER" marking. Full brass, regulation Pattern furniture: the heavy bulbous butt-cap with a screw-fastened finial, the trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut finial, a single barrel-type ramrod pipe and the flat sideplate with tail: Crown marked belt-hook. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces with a smooth, deep russet-brown, age patina with fine surfaces and some isolated patches of light discoloration/pitting. The lock with original components, working period effaced markings and very good mechanics-- the removed Govt. markings, likely indicate this piece was captured; and for fear of British reprisal, the Govt. lock/stock markings were removed. In mechanically functioning order with a strong mainspring. Fine stock with 90% finish, scattered light abrasions, two old paint specks and some minor handling marks. The hardware with choice smooth and untouched brown-mustard surfaces. Working period brass tipped wooden ramrod, en suite. Overall length 19 1/2". A very nice Board Ordnance Pattern 1802 Sea Service Pistol, with evidence of possible American capture/use. Made during the 1812/Napoleanic War period, ca. 1805.

Price: $3,750.00


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