People of the Waters - Fur Trade
OPM #:
2010.104.1
Object Name:
Pistol
Description:
Flintlock pistol with European walnut stock and heavily engraved 8" round barrel and lock. Barrel is slightly swamped and has heavily funneled muzzle with bore of about .54 caliber. Stock has incised work overall and shows considerable smoothing and wear from handling. There is no ramrod, indicating the pistol might have been part of a cased set and the ramrod was in the case rather than with the pistol. It is missing its trigger guard, butt cap, and a heart-shaped inlay. The front lock screw is a replacement. The lock does not have its main spring. The shape of the lock and cock, with a semi-waterproof pan, indicates later 18th or early 19th century. May be of French or Italian origin. The donor cleaned the gun after he found it buried in a box in Mercer, WI.
Material:
Iron/Wood
Culture/Period:
Fur Trade
Dimensions:
L-14 inches
Year Range from:
1760
Year Range to:
1810
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