S. North Model 1813 Naval Flintlock Pistol

.70 caliber, 9.0625" round barrel secured by a double-strapped barrel band with Wickham's improvement stud, no S/N. Bright finish, iron mounts, walnut stock. Rounded lock weakly marked S. NORTH / MIDLN CON in downward and upward arcs respectively. Removable bridled brass pan, rounded, reinforced cock. Lock is a high quality re-conversion to flint using some original parts, with the overly large touchhole suggesting this was a drum conversion. Touchhole with barely visible HHP inspection, breech of barrel marked P / US. Weak block letter ET inspection on counterpane, indicating acceptance by Edward Trencher for US Navy service. Iron belt hook on reverse. Tapered wooden ramrod an old replacement. These large caliber pistols were produced ca 1813-1815 with only 1,626 being produced before their excessive recoil resulted in a reduction of caliber to .54 and a redesign of the pistol. Of those produced, 1,000 were delivered to the Navy. This is a very scarce gun in any condition and any lock configuration.


Good. Metal cleaned to bright leaving markings light with scattered oxidation, discoloration and pitting, particularly at the breech area. Mechanically functional, fair, pitted bore. Stock fair with some repairs, showing a break through the stock forward of the triggerguard with some replaced wood, some wood filler in the counterpane at the trigger pin, a crack in the grip, and numerous bumps, dings and mars.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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