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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1750 flintlock pistol with grotesque engraved butt - $1250.00

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C1750 flintlock pistol, possibly American. No markings apparent except "S" in a rectangular cartouche in wood to left of barrel tang. 10-1/2" barrel, about 16-1/2" overall, about .50 caliber bore. Nicely engraved lock and furniture, buttcap has grotesque face. Triggerguard bow has an old crack and repair with a riveted mending plate. Metal parts have scattered dings from handling with a light patina overall and light scattered pitting on the barrel and lock. Stock is nicely executed border carving, shows average wear and use with some small chips in the lock mortise, a couple cracks in the forearm, a small edge sliver and forearm cap absent. Hammer has spring tension but does not cock, frizzen has little spring tension. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.