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Danish Model 1772 Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Holster Pistol

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c. 1770s, Revolutionary War Period Danish Military Model 1772 Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Holster Pistol, Choice Very Fine.

This Danish Military Model 1772 Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Holster Pistol measures 20.5" in overall length. It has a 13" .70 caliber steel barrel with long brass blade front sight, remnants of the Danish Military PROOF mark of King Christian VII of Denmark over the date of “1766” on the top of breech, with Engraved "No. 36, H" and has a later Belgian proof mark. The convex banana shaped lock has an unidentified Makers or Inspectors mark stamped on the outside, in-between the leaves of the frizzen spring. This lovely Pistol is in its original Flintlock configuration with its original steel ram rod. It displays correct Brass regulation furniture with very pleasing light golden age patina. Stock is solid and nearly free from any scratches and dings from service. Its long-eared butt cap, barrel, stock and side plate are stamped with the number "38". This large size pistol is in good mechanical working order. There is some unidentified engraving on the underside of the stock in the lower ram rod area that appears to read “& 89”. (King Christian VII of Denmark reigned 1766-1808.) In the 1820-30s these Pistols were deemed “outdated” and many were sent to Belgium to be retested and sold as surplus military goods. It is unknown how many of these pistols saw service during the American Revolutionary War, yet many of their working parts have been found at archaeological digs throughout New England.
Lot Number: 297
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