RARE & FINE 1798 MCCORMICK HORSEMAN PISTOL. EX-JIM WERTENBERG COLLECTION

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VERY RARE & FINE MCCORMICK PATTERN 1798 HORSEMAN’S FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

01-21501

Cal. 64
NSN

16.25” overall, 10.25” barrel proofed at breech “US” & eaglehead over “P” in sunken cartouche. The long rebated lock by Ketland marked at tail vertically “UNITED / STATES”. Brass furniture and full length walnut stock, proofed “US” and “MCCORMICK” opposite lock.

There are a handful of these elegant pistols of same configuration known assembled at Schuylkill Arsenal, all are known as “McCormick pistols” but no more 4 or 5 assembled by Robert McCormick of Philadelphia and marked “MCCORMICK” such as this one. This is beautiful survivor and considered among the best of all these horseman pistols.

COLLECTION HISTORY:
Ex-James Wertenberger Collection
Greg Martin Auction February 5, 2007
Ex-Bob Sadler Collection

STATUS: ANTIQUE.

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