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SN NSN. Cal. 54. This is a fine example of an unfired “ROBERT JOHNSON”, Middleton, CT contract single shot martial flint pistol. This gun conforms to the usual configuration with an overall length of about 14″. Lockplate is flat and beveled ahead of the hammer marked “US/R JOHNSON/MIDDn CONN/1841. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Bbl and iron mountings are overall bright/white with scattered areas of pitting. Case hardened lock and breech retain muted traces of their case colors though mostly grey. Stock is fine and solid with 2 bright well-struck cartouches “WAT” (William Anderson Thornton) & “JH” (James Harris). Wood still exhibits raised grain with scattered small scratches and overall hand worn patina. Bore is bright and shiny gun was possibly never fired. Small sub-inspector marks are found on trigger guard and bbl. 49059-138 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1173

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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