Premier Fine Art & Antiques Auction
August 29, 2023
Below is just a small portion of the massive selection of high quality art & antiques to be featured in our upcoming August 29th 2023 auction! This auction will span multiple genres of collectibles, including Fine Paintings & Art, Jewelry & Silver, Orientalia, Rare Glass & Lamps, Early & Victorian Furniture, Decoys, Carvings, Coin-Op, & MORE!
VERY RARE & FINE MCCORMICK PATTERN 1798 HORSEMAN’S FLINTLOCK PISTOL.
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.
Ex-James Wertenberger Collection
Greg Martin Auction February 5, 2007
Ex-Bob Sadler Collection