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Single Shot Pistols or Multi-Shot Revolvers in the Flintlock Configuration
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Hatching Pair of "Sharpe" Marked Flintlocks with the Original Holster
Item #: A404
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This is a wonderful set! This is an original pair of Flintlock pistols with their original pommel holsters. They are original single shot flintlock pistols. Each of them is marked by the firm of "SHARPE" on the lockplate. This maker mark is important on these guns. This would be the maker mark of John Sharpe and according to the gun maker's book he was in business in Birmingham, England. From 1811 until 1817. In 1818, he added the "& Co." to his markings. So that lets us know within 6 years when these guns would've been produced. These would have started out life as a flintlock pistol and what is cool is that they are still in this flintlock configuration. So many of them were converted to percussion along the line. They are much harder to find in the flintlock state. The barrels are each full-length at 7-3/4ths inches and fires a .58 caliber bullet. Across the top of each of the barrels, they have the vividly clear "Extra Sharpe Proof” mark stamped into the metal. On the side of the barrel breech are the correct Birmingham, England proof marks. The action works catch well on both positions. The stocks of the gun has a very pleasing look to the medium tone wood. The ramrod channels have both of the original brass guides intact. The ramrod has been replaced with a more modern pieces of wood. The guns are accompanied by the original pommel holsters. The holsters are the version designed to go over the pommel of a horse. The outer flaps are present and they even have the cartridge containers under the flaps. One of the leather portions still have the original maker's marking of the famous New York firm of Dingee. One thing that makes these guns extra special is that they are accompanied by a Xerox copy of the original sales receipt when it was sold in October of 1842. The receipt shows that it was sold by the famous firm of Storms of New York City. When the holster were new in 1842, they cost $3.50 and the pair of pistols cost $4.00. The receipt states it was sold to Mr. A.M. Davis. The records show that Alfred Merritt Davis served with the New York State Horse Artillery. One of the documents state that even though they were artillery, they were to be outfitted like cavalry. Xerox copies of the sales receipt as well as some history on the regiment will accompany the pistols and holsters at no extra charge.


Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
$2,950.00 USD

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