Presented is a classic design flintlock pistol with a smooth bore
octagonal barrel with a single mark of AVBERT on its right cheek plate and at the left end of its barrel . There are
no other markings.
It is in good condition with all machinery present except the goose neck hammer
is frozen and the pistol does not cock. There is a chip of wood missing at each side where the top of its butt plate fits,
and there is a crack on the left side below the barrel. The handle is split, but there is no evidence that the gun
was dropped. The wood, finish and patina is the same on this weapon, as it is on the fully functioning one which is its
near twin. Expect other marks of age and use. Most of the machinery is of iron, and the trigger guard, ram rod tunnel
and butt plate are made of brass. The iron surfaces have a smooth silver look with brown (rust) marks of age. The stock's
finish is worn off on the right side, but is almost fully present on the left. Its low price takes all these factors into
HISTORY OF FLINTLOCK: This is the general term for any firearm
based on the flintlock mechanism. Introduced about 1610 - 1630, the flintlock rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies,
such as the matchlock and wheel lock mechanisms. It continued to be in common use for over two centuries, replaced
by percussion cap and, later, cartridge systems in the early-to-mid 19th century. The Model 1840 U.S.
musket was the last flintlock firearm produced for the U.S. military although there is evidence obsolete flintlocks were
seeing action in the earliest days of the Civil War. In fact, during the first year of the war, the Army of Tennessee
(Confederacy) had over 2,000 flintlock muskets in service. While technologically obsolete, flintlock firearms have enjoyed
a renaissance among black powder shooting enthusiasts and many fine reproduction flintlock rifles and pistols
are being made today.
All our weapons are antiques, and are sold for display only. They
are not intended to be fired.
International buyers welcome, but inquire
first. You are responsible for knowing the laws of your own country in regard to the legality of receiving a "black powder"
weapon by mail. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin
Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, England, France,
Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi
Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
SHIPPING & PACKING: The cost of shipping,
packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, is an additional charge. You may email us to
get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely
satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within five days of receipt in its original packaging.
Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Unfortunately,
shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless due to our error.
This weapon makes an excellent wall or tabletop display.
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