Original U.S. Model 1819 Flintlock Pistol by Simeon North of Middletown Connecticut - dated 1822

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a totally correct U.S. M-1819 Flintlock pistol made by Simeon North in Middletown, Connecticut, still in the original flintlock configuration. North had a 53 year relationship with the U.S. War Department, and the contract for the Model 1819 pistols was one of the last contracts North had for martial pistols from the U.S. Government. The model 1819 has a longer barrel than the previous model 1816, and features a "captured" ramrod which cannot be easily lost, as well as a half-cock safety on the lock. Many of these pistols were converted to percussion later in the 19th century, but this one escaped such treatment.

The model measures 15 1/2" overall with a .54 Caliber 10" barrel. It has all iron mounts including a large skull crusher butt cap, iron trigger guard, side plate and large barrel band. The breech of the barrel is proof marked P / U.S..

This Lock marking is fully legible, and one of the best we've seen on a pistol by North:

U (Eagle) S

The wood  stock bears the ghost of it's Government inspector's Cartouche in an oval just behind the side plate. Steel and iron surfaces shows old staining from rust and pitting but the pistol is still in tight working condition, with the lock holding properly at half cock, and firing at full.

A very nice example of an Early U.S. military pistol, ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: 1822
Caliber: .54 inches 
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Barrel Length: 10 inches
Overall Length: 15 1/2 inches
Action: Side Action Flintlock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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