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FINE SILVER MOUNTED VIRGINIA FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL, SIGNED “G YOUNG”, SAM DYKE COLLECTION.
10.25″ overall, 6.25″ oct. bbl signed in silver inset “G * YOUNG”, silver blade on inset brass dovetailed front sight, inset notch rear sight. Exquisite silver & brass mounts finely engraved. , The 4″ pierced sideplate is centered on patriotic American shield. Unusual for American pistols is the fine silver wire inlay which is minimal but frames other engraved features beautifully. This is maybe the single finest “untouched” Kentucky pistol I have cataloged w/ no defects, just like it was made 200 years ago. George Young (1802-1875) Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia. George was born in Harpers Ferry, VA. He was raised under the guardianship from the time he was born to Frederick Sheetz where he learned from one of Virginia’s master gunsmiths. George was probably finishing his apprenticeship about 1820, where he worked no later than 1833 as he sold his gunmaking tools that year and moved Illinois.
PROVENANCE: Sam Dyke collection; Frank Klay; Dr. Howard Engle 1964.