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Unusual Palmer English Flintlock Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Unusual Palmer English Flintlock Pistol
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A Most Unusual Antique English Single-Shot Brass Screw-Barrel Flintlock Pistol by Palmer, Rochester, #5796, approx. .62 cal., 1'' round screw-off brass barrel has an integral lug for wrench removal, marked ''T.E. Hulkes Gleanings'' on circumference at muzzle, with border engraving at rear; boxlock brass frame has a unique engraved and elevated ''waterproof'' pan, a frizzen with an equally unique adjustable-tension spring, a sliding safety that locks the frizzen in the down/closed position, and a gracefully-formed reinforced flint cock; frame is marked ''Palmer Rochester'' at front with sunken proof marks at right side, is floral engraved with panel scenes of a panoply of martial flags, drums (or mortars) and shields on left and right sides, and has a folding trigger that automatically drops down when the pistol is cocked; one-piece varnished and checkered European hardwood ''bag-style'' grips. Mfg'd ca 1800-1830. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces retain no original finishes, but are smooth and clean with light toning to the brass, a dark patina to the iron, and clear engraving and markings. Grips are sound and smooth with moderate wear to the checkering. Action is strong and functions as designed; smoothbore is clean. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)