Re: Flintlock pistol experts-need a little help!
I would date that pistol to about 1760-1770. Much later and I think it would have had a double gooseneck cock.
It could be an officer's pistol. There is an almost identical one shown in Hicks' French Military Weapons and identified as an officer's pistol c. 1763. It is a bit more elaborate but has the same type of buttcap and the shape of the cock and the pan is exactly the same. Too bad the lockplate inscription is unreadable, but maybe someone can tell what it is.
Value? I have no idea, but I would say at least $1000-1500 on age and general quality alone.
Last edited by Jim K; 04-03-2010 at 07:20 PM..