Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Morphy auctions 5.27.2020: EARLY FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL ATTRIBUTED TO FREDRICK SELL

Two-stage rifled steel cannon barrel, with British view and proof marks, as well as "RW" for maker Richard Wilson. Lock, in original flint configuration, also marked "WILSON." American-made sheet brass buttcap inscribed "FK" and simple triggerguard. Heavy American-made rounded iron trigger. Figured maple full-length stock, carved with relief scrolls around barrel tang, clearly the work of Frederick Sell. Relief panels around lock and lock retaining screws; replaced wooden ramrod. 

CONDITION: Excellent, barrel retains a dark grey patina. Lock very good, in original flint, matching dark grey patina. Brass is unpolished, stock excellent with a few light marks from use, carving is crisp. A very nice Frederick Sell-made pistol using the lock and barrel from an early English Wilson pistol.

Barrel Length: 3 - 1/2"

Caliber/Bore: .50 Rifled

Manifacturer: Frederick Sells Attributed

Minimum Bid: $1,300.00

Current Bid: None

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,500

Number of Bids: 0











May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots Auction

Absentee Portion Of This Auction Is Open For Bidding

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