Horst Held = Antique Handguns

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541 Lynnie Pennie Lane Midlothian, Texas 76065

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Pistor,
StÝckel: Pistor well known gun maker's family in Schmalkalden, Sachsen
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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.

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