Please Note: This gun is a late assemblage of old and new parts and not by Peter White as originally thought.
CURLY MAPLE STOCKED PERCUSSION KENTUCKY PISTOL ATTRIBUTED TO PETER WHITE.
SN NSN. Cal. .45. Overall length 15″, 9-5/8″ full oct unsigned rifled bbl. Pistol has a curly maple stock with relief carving around the bbl tang and with tear drop relief carved sections behind the lock and side plate panels. Relief carving behind the rear ramrod pipe encircles a silver tear drop inlay. The pistol has a 2-1/4″ brass nosecap grooved on the bottom to accept the ramrod. The pistol has 7 silver inlays, 2 of which are 2″ engraved snakes on the pistol grip. The 5″ silver butt strap on the grip is engraved. The pistol has a flat brass sideplate initialed “P.W.” Peter White worked in Bedford County, PA, 1806 – 1819. CONDITION: The flat brass sideplate and the sideplate screws appear to be replaced. The lock has a Bedford percussion hammer, but had originally been flint. The pistol shows signs of heavy wear especially in the grip area. 49254-30 RGG (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3416
Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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