PISTOR marked at the center of the lock on a circa
1810 made flintlock pistol, caliber .50 smoothbore, 10" barrel, the banana
shaped lock has some slight engraving and is beveled, has a slender gooseneck cock, and a
Germanic style pan. The barrel has a brass blade front sight with floral accent
and three "wedding bands." Floral blooms
are engraved on the brass furniture. The stock has raised flats and accents,
including a rib down the spine of the grip and extending all the way from the
muzzle, along the sides of the ramrod channel, and around the trigger guard to
the butt. The wooden ramrod has a horn cap. The full stocked wood is very good
with crisp carving, minor dents and
light scratches. The lock functions fine, and the maker's mark and engraving
are distinct. A pistol made with the around 1800 adapted shorter barrel length
with the hope to sell it to Prussian or Saxon cavalry officers.
A rare pistol in fine condition! $2,000.