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Kentucky Style Pistol, A. Gomph (Andrew),
Curly Maple, German Silver
Lancaster, Pennsylvania (A.K.A. Gumph) Active 1843-1875
Lock Signed: Jas. Golcher, likely James of Philadelphia (Parts maker to the trade)
Backstrap Engraved: John Schoenfeld
SIGNED LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA PISTOLS ARE VERY RARE

Kentucky Style Pistol, A. Gomph (Andrew),
Curly Maple, German Silver, right facing

This fine pistol has a 6 1/2" signed .45 cal. octagon barrel in lightly mottled smooth finish; raised tang rear sight. The curly maple stock displays a reddish violin varnish finish which is very eye appealing; original ramrod. A crack in the grip was repaired during the period by installing a silver backstrap engraved with owner’s name…John Schoenfeld. All furniture is German silver including fancy engraved lock screw escutcheon. Mechanically fine, tight and smooth. (About 10.5”)

$3,550

281-83


Kentucky Style Pistol, A. Gomph (Andrew),
Curly Maple, German Silver, left facing
Kentucky Style Pistol, A. Gomph (Andrew),
Curly Maple, German Silver, mark
Kentucky Style Pistol, A. Gomph (Andrew),
Curly Maple, German Silver, engraving




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