Firearm For Sale – Cased Pair of Commemorative Hamilton-Burr Flintlock Pistols. – Issued by the U.S. Historical Society, Reproduced by Uberti
These pistols are perfect functioning pistols made from the exact design of those used in the famous Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr duel where Hamilton was mortally wounded. Hamilton’s shot had gone off prematurely, striking a tree 12 feet above Burr, because he had mistakenly activated the set trigger causing his pistol to discharge early. These are perfectly functional, exact reproductions of the set used in the original duel including weighted bronze fore-ends, adjustable front and rear sights, and the infamous single set triggers. The original set of dueling pistols was returned to who is now known as Chase Manhattan Bank after the duel where they have been locked in a vault until 1976. It was on the occasion of the U.S. Bicentennial anniversary that David Rockefeller, Chairman of the Board, generously gave permission to the U.S. Bicentennial Society of Richmond to remove the pistols from the vault and have them produced. These reproductions, which have been made with complete fidelity to the original surviving flintlocks, were made under the supervision of historian Virginius Dabney by Italian gunsmith Walter Agnoletto, who restores ancient arms for museums all over the world. The original pistols were completely disabled to authenticate the reproduction. It was when the locks were removed from stock that the long kept secret of the concealed hair triggers were discovered! This is your chance to own a true piece of history.
PME#: 903-2017-012– Estate Sale
Make / Manufacturer / Importer: US Historical Society issued exact working fire capable replicas of Alexander Hamilton’s Pistols made by Uberti of Brescia Italy.(The U.S. Historical Society was originally the U.S. Bicentennial Society)
Model: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Dueling Pistols Repro Aldo Uberti Commemorative Flintlock High Grade Fire Capable Reproductions
Serial Number: 106A and 106B
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Caliber or Gauge: .544 Caliber
Action Type: Muzzle Loading Flintlock Action with Single Set Trigger
Markings: The tops of the barrels are marked “Wogdon London” and the right lock plates are marked “Wogdon”. The right sides of the barrels are marked “106A” and “106B”. The tangs at the rear of the barrels are heavily engraved.
Barrel: 9 9/16”
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are dark checkered walnut that run about half the length of the barrel. The forend has a brass nose cap that runs all the way to the muzzle. The tang on the back of the trigger guard runs nearly all the down the front strap. The sides of the grip port of the stocks are flat and as the checkering runs down the curved backstrap it turns into serrations at the bottom. There is a steel wedge through the forend with an ornate head on the right side. The screw heads on the left side of the stocks have brass escutcheons.
Finish: The barrels have a plum colored finish; or browned. The lock assembly, cock, trigger, pan, frizzen and ramrod are polished steel. The forend nose caps and ramrod pipes are solid brass. All of the screw heads are engraved. Some very minor scratches due to handling.
Overall Length: Measures 14 3/4”
Action: Action is in working order.
Bore Condition: The bores are smoothbore and bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: Excellent shape. Some marks due to handling and less than ideal storage conditions. These are in like new condition and besides the factory proof firing, have never been loaded or fired. They have just rested in the original factory wooden case in a private collection, until now.
Mechanics: The actions function correctly. The trigger is pushed forwards to set it and then has a very light pull (about 8 oz) – otherwise the trigger pull is about 4 lbs. The hammer has a half cock position and can be locked with a safety lever on the right side behind the hammer. We did not fire these handguns.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: These pistols come with a ramrod stored under the barrel, a wooden carrying case with accessories and paperwork. The ramrods are polished steel and have slightly flared tips. They show no erosion and are in excellent condition. The case is American cherry with two wide hinges holding the lockable lid. The lid shows a few handling marks. The sides also show a few handling marks and the bottom surface is covered with black felt. The inside of the case is lined with dark blue velvet. The bottom is fitted for partitions for these pistols, a rectangular partition in the middle for large accessories and covered partitions in the corners for storage of balls or other small accessories. The covers are fitted with small brass folding rings for handles. The velvet shows compression marks from the barrels and grips of the pistols. Overall, the case is in Fine condition. The case includes a key for the case. The key is steel. The paperwork consists of a colored advertisement, a letter from the U.S. Historical Society offering these pistols for sale, a card showing the specifications, and a letter on “Firing Instructions”. All paperwork has been folded and otherwise is in great condition. The advertisement has a permanent crease due to the fold.
Other: This is a pair of flintlock pistols sold by the U.S. Historical Society in 1975. Only 1200 pairs were made. These sold initially for approximately $2500.00. Condition is as new, never fired, with some patina and a little tarnishing on the barrel surface.
CA Legal or CA FFL Transferable: YES.
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