Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
GOOD SCOTTISH ALL METAL PISTOL BY THE WELL KNOWN T. MURDOCH
Thomas Murdoch worked in Leith and the famous gunmaking town of Doune from the 1740’s until about 1790. He was a very well respected and prolific maker of Scottish metal pistols; his most famous being the pistol carried by Major Pitcairn of the British Royal Marines which fired “The shot heard round the world” at the battle of Lexington and Concord.
This pistol has 7″ fancy round barrel with classic raised breach section which transitions to flutes, then to round, flaring to octagonal toward muzzle. Miquelet type lock with elongated plate is fitted with serpentine cock, rounded pan and unbridled friction frizzen. Feather spring is file decorated and has foliate finial.
All metal “stock” has silver inlays consisting of flush ribbons as accent to looped engraving on top of grip, oval side panels engraved with coats of arms and three crossbands along belly of stock. Other silver accents include ball shaped pricker and trigger. A steel belt hook with pierced base is attached to left side of pistol. Pistol is engraved with near full coverage of large foliate scroll with some geometric accents on bottom and as outline to rams horn butt.