Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2023
RARE M1805 HARPERS FERRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL DATED 1808 AND NUMBERED 1770
Bbl. measures 10 1/16”. Of a total number of 4,096 pistols produced, 1,280 M1805 pistols were manufactured at Harper’s Ferry dated 1808. Of these 1,280 pistols, only 103 examples dated 1808 are known to have survived to present day in various collections. This example is serial number “1770”. Bbl. is proofed on the left side with eagle head over “P” & “US” in an oval.
The serial number “1770″ is stamped in front of the US proof. Pistol is original flint with original lock intact. Lock features a spread winged American eagle over “US” in front of the cock and “HARPERS FERRY 1808” to the rear of the cock. Brass trigger guard, buttcap, side plate, nose band & entry thimble. There is an iron ramrod thimble housing a brass tipped, wooden ramrod below the iron rib under the bbl. A very light cartouche can still barely be seen on the stock just to the rear of the side plate.