Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Rock Island Auction : American Half-Stock Percussion Pistol Attributed to John Vincent


Model: Percussion Pistol

Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 9 1/8 inch octagon
Finish: brown/bright
Stock: curly maple
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance

"Henry Parker/Warranted" lock, unmarked barrel with blade and notch sights, pewter forend cap, and sheet brass trigger guard. The consignor attributed this pistol to John Vincent. He and his son John Caleb Vincent were gunmakers active in Washington County, Ohio, throughout the latter half of the 19th century. Includes a display stand.

Rating Definition:

Fine with traces of original brown finish at the breech, gray and brown patina, and general minor wear. The stock is also fine with attractive figure and minor handling and storage marks. Mechanically fine. 

Copy and photos from. Rock Island Auction Company here.

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