Thomas Jefferson Pistols,
.40 caliber smooth bore, 3-5/8" brass barrel,
walnut, engraved, silver furniture, cased,
by United States Historical Society
Part Number: AAR-642
Availability: In Stock
Price: $2,699.00
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These Thomas Jefferson Silver-Mounted Flintlock Pistols were commissioned by the U. S. Historical Society circa 1976. The pistols are stocked in fine grain walnut and trimmed in silver furniture with grotesque mask buttcap. Typically designed for easy concealment this pistol is a bit larger than many encountered with an overall length of 9-1/4". The screw barrel design allowed these tiny pistols great power due to the high compression achieved. Neatly cased, the fitted compartments of the walnut case allow this pair of .40 caliber smooth bore pistols to be displayed.

Shown in detail, the .40 caliber smoothbore round brass barrel is 3-5/8" long, tapering from the breech to a raised cannon barrel muzzle. A turned wedding band and engraving decorate the breech end of the barrel. The barrel has a small lug at the bottom for use with the included barrel lug wrench. Remove the barrel to reveal the powder chamber in the threaded breech. Fill the powder chamber with black powder, and place a lead ball on the cupped end. Replace the barrel and prime the pan. The oversize ball loaded naked, not patched. The oversize ball, when loaded at the breech, gives this tiny pistol great power due to the high compression achieved. No sights are installed on the barrel, typical of most pocket or muff pistols that were designed for use at close range.

This attractive antique Box Lock Pistol is engraved Dealtry and London on the sides of the action, and the base of the grip is stamped with an English proof mark. The brightly finished steel triggerguard is hand engraved with a floral pattern. The triggerguard slides for and aft and activates safety catch to secure the cock in the half cock position. The triggerguard must be in the forward position to allow the cock to engage the full cock position. The frizzen shows some marks from sparking, but the pistols otherwise appear to be unfired. The walnut grip is fitted with a silver grotesque buttcap and a silver thumbpiece engraved with the initials T.J.

The pair of pistols is store in a octagon walnut case with brass handles on the sides. The lid has a decorative inset border and is fitted with a silhouette of Thomas Jefferson. The lid does have one drying check that is approximately 7" long. The case is lined with green felt and has covered storage compartments in the corners, as well as open compartments with a small round ball mold, barrel wrench, and turn screw.

Ready for immediate shipment, this is a nice pair of pocket pistols in a lined walnut case. The exterior of the case has a few minor marks and one visible check on the lid. The interior of the case is in good condition with secure dividers. A brass key is included. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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