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Flintlock Holster Pistol, Two Stage Barrel, Brass Mounted Possibly Isaac Pratt, London, 18th Century - SOLD


The octagonal to round .62-caliber barrel is marked “London” on the flat, displays two proofs and is 8” in length; about 70% brown fading to dark finish. The lockplate is mottled; dark finish and patina…plate is signed, engraved script lettering appears to be I. Pratt. (Listed in both Blackmore and Stockel) The color and patina of pan, frizzen and hammer are congruent yet do not display any of the faded bright finish of lockplate. Brass furniture including engraved butt cap with great repousse mask and long tangs; the trigger guard with long tail tang and floral engraved bow features a forend with shell-like terminus; pierced sideplate displays panoply of arms as does the thumb-plate. Ramrod with horn tip within single barrel and engraved entry pipe. Walnut stock displays good color and carved plateaus featuring teardrop or beaver tail extensions; shell carving centers engraved barrel tang. We note that there is a 1.5” fissure to underside of forearm; travels from forend of trigger guard to tail of entry pipe…perps a 1/16” gap caused by minor wood loss which is not offensive and easily remedied. Mechanically good; overall length: 14”.

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