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18th Century English Percussion Conversion Pistol by Freeman

18th Century English Percussion Conversion Pistol by Freeman


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Pre 1900: Item # 1338786
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 $1,800.00 
Offered is an antique silver-mounted English percussion conversion pistol by Freeman belonging to the second part of the 18th century, with the following features: 3 1/2 inch .44 caliber cannon screw barrel with private view and proof proof marks for export. Rounded box lock action converted to percussion. London engraved on the right side in a banner within military motifs, the opposite side engraved Freeman in a banner within scrollwork. Engraved tang and trigger guard bow. Walnut grip with silver wire scroll and shell inlays; silver grotesque mask butt cap. Condition: Fine. Bright metal with clear proof marks and sharp engraving. Strong action. Excellent grip with minor pieces of absent silver wire inlays. FOOTNOTES Note: James Freeman, London, 1738-56.