U.S. Simeon North Model 1819 Flintlock Pistol

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U.S. Simeon North Model 1819 Flintlock Pistol
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Manufactured by Simeon North of Middletown, Connecticut between 1819 and 1823. The Model 1819 Pistol features a unique, sliding safety bolt located behind the hammer and featured the introduction of the swivel type steel ramrod. The lock plate is undated and marked with an eagle with a "U" and "S" on either side, "S.NORTH" in a downward arc above the eagle and "MIDLTN CONN." in an upward arc below. The left side of the barrel is marked "JDJ / P / US" at the breech. The barrel has a brass front sight blade and oval rear sight located on the barrel tang. The lock plate is beveled at the front and rounded at the rear. The left stock flat has an "EJ" oval cartouche.
BBL: 10 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 54
Finish: bright
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Very good as refinished / restored. The pistol has a smooth gray patina with a mottled brown patina on the hammer. The metal surface have evidence of being cleaned at one time and some pin point pitting (mostly concentrated on the barrel). The left side of the barrel at the breech has deep condemnation stamping. There is a repair on the forearm (left side in front of barrel band), otherwise the refinished stock is good with a couple hairline cracks and some minor pressure marks. The re-stamped cartouche is clear.