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Lot Number: 262
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Revolutionary War Period Use Military Flintlock Pistol

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c. 1750-1780 Revolutionary War Period Use, European Continental Military Flintlock Pistol, Choice Extremely Fine.

This Pistol is very interesting, and our expert cataloger has seen only 5 examples in the past 35 years. The frizzen spring and trigger guard is just like the French Military Pattern 1763. The brass butt cap form is Unique to this model. It is known that the Dutch military copied many French military patterns and made minor alterations. This Pattern Pistol may well be one of them. This European Continental Military Flintlock Pistol is most likely Dutch or Germanic. It has a 10.5" long, .72 caliber, steel smoothbore barrel. The convex lock has an unidentified mark just under the pan. This Pistol is in its Original Flintlock Configuration with all brass furniture. The Stock has a raised section similar to the British “Beavertail” found on the majority of the military patterns. The stock has a small area of wood fill around the right front portion of the butt cap, otherwise it is solid with some minor expected scratches and dings from years of service and handling. All steel parts have a natural dark age patina, with an old replacement wood ram rod. A most interesting Flintlock Pistol which is in good mechanical working order.
Lot Number: 262
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