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Kentucky Pistol, Percussion, Lock by Armstrong, Philadelphia, Dated 1857 over 90 .40-Caliber Octagonal Smooth Bore Barrel, Overall: 16”, Barrel: 9.5”, Original Surface

The pinned barrel is a beautiful smooth brown; dovetailed silver front blade sight and V-notched rear sight; sights centered by rocker-engraving as is the dated barrel flat; breech within platinum line inlay, also rocker engraved as is the 3.75: tang which displays single line border engraving; screws are engraved. The two-screw percussion lock with canted edges is signed ARMSTRONG – PHILADELPHIA; simple thin-line engraving conforming to border; tail with fancy engraving. Curly maple stock with checkered grip and simple scratch-line incising; tang is flanked by scroll and line incising; the stock features eleven rocker engraved silver inlays and rocker engraved brass lock escutcheons. The brass furniture has developed great color and patina; plain nose-cap…the pipes, butt-strap and trigger guard all display engraving congruent to silver ornamentation. The pistol is in generally fine original condition, minor imperfections commensurate with age and use mentioned for accuracy; minor wood loss at tail end of lock mortise as depicted; hammer doesn’t hold at full cock…and easy repair if it matters.



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