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Original U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol by Simeon North of Middletown Connecticut - circa 1820

Regular price $1,595.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. In 1816 the Federal Government ordered 20,000 Flintlock Pistols designated the Model of 1816 from SIMEON NORTH, a Gun Manufacturer in Middletown, Connecticut. Between 1817 and 1820, 19,374 pistols had been delivered to Government Arsenals.

The model measures 15 3/4" overall with a .54 Caliber 9" barrel. It has all iron mounts including a large skull crusher butt cap, iron trigger guard, side plate and large barrel band which supports a brass fore sight. The breech of the barrel is proof marked P / U.S.. The only brass on the entire pistol is the flash pan, standard for U.S. flintlock arms of the time.

The lock marking is worn, but still visible:

U. S.

We checked the lock action, and it still is fully functional, holding at half cock and firing at full, though there is some slop in the action.

The pistol retains its wooden ramrod, though the slotted iron bottom fitting is no longer present. Overall the metalwork shows a lovely matured patina. The stock does not have any issues we can see, and there are still some faint arsenal markings on the left side of the stock. We can also see some lovely flame figuring in the right side of the grip area.

The pistol is in really nice condition, and one of the few we have had that was not later converted to percussion! Fully cleaned and ready to display!


Years of Manufacture: circa 1820Caliber: .54" Pistol
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Overall Length: 15 3/4 Inches
Barrel Length: 9 Inches
Action: Flintlock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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