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Authentic Confederate Manufactured or Used Swords and Firearms of the Civil War
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
"S. CAROLINA" Marked 1816 Pistol With Southern Style Percussion Conversion
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What a cool gun! This ne started out life as a model 1816 flintlock pistol made by the Middletown, Connecticut firm of Simeon North. They made these for the U.S. Government as well as some of them going to state militias. At the breech of the full-length 9 inch barrel that fires a round ball of .54 caliber size, it has the "S. CAROLINA" marking still clearly visible. North made 19,374 of these guns but only a very small handful have the Carolina markings. This one is nice and clear. It was originally produced as a flintlock gun and was converted to percussion so it could be used with the percussion caps. The way they did this conversion is one of the style that is believed to have been done for the Confederacy. They removed the flash pan from the flint, leaving a small sliver of the brass pan to seat around the bolster they added to the barrel breech. They added a large, country rifle style hammer and they removed all of the maker markings from the lockplate. The mechanics of the lockplate still catch on both of the positions. These guns use the 1-piece walnut wood stock and this one has a pleasing ancient look to the wood. The wooden ramrod under the barrel is a modern made reproduction replacement. What a cool gun from the Palmetto State and then a Southern conversion. That's about all you could hope for!

Item #: C1349
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Your Price:$2,350.00 USD
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