Make: There are no makers marks.
Model: Muzzle Loaded Smooth Bore Kit Gun
Serial Number: 37105
Year of Manufacture: Modern, though ATF classified Antique.
Caliber: .44 Caliber Ball
Action Type: Single Shot, Exposed hammer, Muzzle Loaded Percussion Pistol
Markings: The underside of the breech is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 3 1/2”, Round
Sights / Optics: The pistol does not have sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The pistol has a smooth varnished stock with a birdshead butt. The stock has a few shallow marks and vice checkering on the upper flanks, there are no major damages, the grip is in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Brass & Steel In the White
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The smooth bore is bright without erosion.
Overall Condition: The brass has natural tarnish, the steel items have spots of patina. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion_cap "The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, was the crucial invention that enabled muzzleloading firearms to fire reliably in any weather. This gave rise to the caplock or percussionlock system. Before this development, firearms used flintlock ignition systems that produced flint-on-steel sparks to ignite a pan of priming powder and thereby fire the gun's main powder charge (the flintlock mechanism replaced older ignition systems such as the matchlock and wheellock). Flintlocks were prone to misfire in wet weather, and many flintlock firearms were later converted to the more reliable percussion system. The percussion cap is a small cylinder of copper or brass with one closed end. Inside the closed end is a small amount of a shock-sensitive explosive material such as fulminate of mercury. The percussion cap is placed over a hollow metal "nipple" at the rear end of the gun barrel. Pulling the trigger releases a hammer that strikes the percussion cap and ignites the explosive primer. The flame travels through the hollow nipple to ignite the main powder charge. Percussion caps were, and still are, made in small sizes for pistols and larger sizes for rifles and muskets." This is a modern percussion pistol that is ATF classified Antique, it shows a bright smooth bore and a beautiful stock, the metal can be polished to a high sheen or finished as desired. It would be a cool carry gun that would still be effective at short range, its appearance alone could probably deter an assailant, afterall who wants to be the first person to get shot by a percussion pistol in a hundred years?
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique handgun can be sold in California.
LSB#: 161206KG84 Make: There are no makers marks. Model: Muzzle Loaded Smooth Bore Kit Gun Serial Number: 37105 Year of Manufacture: Modern, though ATF class
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