May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


J Henry Single-Shot Flintlock Martial Pistol

.55 caliber, 10" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock, brass furniture. Lock with weak HENRY/PHILA at tail of lock. Pinned barrel with weak {eagle head} in a depressed oval. An apparent restock of a martial "J Henry" pistol from the first decade of the 19th century, likely restocked sometime in the mid-19th century with a bulbous grip and saw handle profile stock. A notched rear sight was added to the breech plug tang at that time. Stock with brass triggerguard and nose cap, two brass ramrod pipes and brass side lock screw escutcheons. Lock reconverted to flint. Includes a wooden, horn tipped ramrod. Former Locke collection and pictured on page 229 of The William Locke Collection.


Good. Metal cleaned to bright, leaving markings weak. Barrel with scattered surface oxidation and some minor roughness, lock with moderate pitting. Reconverted lock mechanically functional, bore moderately oxidized with some pitting. Stock refinished with a repair at the tang, a couple of small repaired cracks at the tail of the lock mortise and on the obverse at the front stock pin.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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