U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol by North

Starting: $325

54 cal, 9 1/16″ round barrel with an oxidized bore. This arm is a good quality reconversion to flint and the metal surfaces have toned to a silvery gunmetal patina showing scattered old pitting and light dings. There is a small but rather deep tool mark on the left side breech along with the number “1785” scratched into the barrel. The original markings remain very clear however with a nice “P / US” at the left side breech, “S.” at the right and many of the smaller parts retain good sub-inspector stamps. A couple screws and some of the internal lock parts appear to be older replacements. The later-type lockplate markings remain mostly clear with some portions of the Federal Eagle and a few letters of “NORTH” worn away. The smooth walnut stock remains in very good plus condition showing some light abrasions at the tip, old small chips around the edges of the left side and scattered light dings. The stock shows some rather attractive grain figure throughout and there are good remnants of a cartouche on the left flat. A proper hickory ramrod with more modern steel ferrule is present and the lock functions crisply. Still a rather attractive example for the antique martial collector. (139387-17)

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Start: Aug 12, 2019 16:30 EDTEnd: Aug 25, 2019 15:00 EDT