British East India Co. (VOC) flintlock pistol dated 1797, with copper coins of the period.
Category:Collectibles / Militaria
Start Price:1,500.00 USD
Estimated At:1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD
2,300.00USDto Islander341 + (437.00) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...
SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 15:24UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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British East India Co. (VOC) flintlock pistol dated 1797, with copper coins of the period. 2 lb 8 oz, 15" long. While not ornate, this pistol nevertheless shows a very important heart-shaped engraving on the side of the lock that corresponds to the British East India Co. topped by the clear date 1797, also with maker's mark MANN on the top of the barrel, the steel flintlock and barrel, brass trigger-guard and buttplate, even the wooden ramrod all complete and intact. To illustrate the coins of the time when this gun was used, the consignor has included with this lot two copper coins dated 1794, one "ten cash" of the British East India Co. (showing the heart symbol) and one "duit" of the Dutch East India Co.