Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Flintlock Pistol

.70 caliber, 12.5" round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, iron mountings, walnut stock. 5" flat beveled lock marked VIRGINIA / Manufactory forward of the cock and RICHMOND in an arc over 1811. Round, fenced iron pan, flat, beveled swan-neck cock. Lock is a quality re-conversion to flint, with artfully re-welded pan, replaced cock, frizzen and spring along with the associated screws. Mainspring is a poor quality replacement. Front lock mounting screw is replaced. No regimental marks are present on the barrel. Appears to retain its original iron ramrod with threads at the end. The Virginia Manufactory produced some 2,208 of these 1st Model pistols between 1805-1811, with only 91 produced in 1811. An exceptionally scarce Virginia-produced, secondary US marital flintlock pistol from the War of 1812 period.


Good. Metal is deeply, darkly oxidized with evenly scattered pitting over all of the iron surfaces. Lock markings remain mostly legible. Mechanically functional, evenly pitted and oxidized bore. Wood dry showing wear and numerous scattered bumps, dings, mars and minor chips. An old repaired crack is present through the grip, along with some additional grain cracks in the grip area and at the rear lock screw.

Estimate: $7,500 - $12,000
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