Early Flintlock Trade Pistol = F&I War Period

This early pistol has a .65 bore diameter and a 10.5″ octagonal-to-round barrel with integral rear sight fixed to the tang. It also has a blade front sight, early style curved beveled lock plate with beveled hammer, a rounded pan and frizzen and finial on frizzen spring. The extreme tip of the hammer was broken off at some time during its use. All of the furniture is brass.  There are nice carved moldings around the lock and on the opposite side as well as a raised carving behind the tang. The stock is walnut and is in excellent shape with minimal nicks and dings The stock also has acquired a nice, dark untouched patina. The end of the forearm has a horn tip as well as the original ramrod. Following are detailed pictures of this fine pistol.

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3 Responses to Early Flintlock Trade Pistol = F&I War Period

  1. Jason says:

    Hey Dad,
    Nice pistol! The pictures came out great too.

    I do have a question though; What is a trade pistol exactly?

  2. Rich says:

    I should mention that the French and Spanish also traded goods with the Indians, including weapons.

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