NATIVE INDIAN FLINTLOCK TRADE PISTOL
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Flintlock pistol by Jn. Mann & Sons of Glasgow Scotland made specifically to be used for trade with the Native Indians of North America.
Made circa 1820, It has a full stock of walnut with rope burn tiger striping with brass furniture. The lock is stamped "MANN", the barrel is stamped "Glasgow" and has three Birmingham proof marks that were in use beginning in 1813. The ramrod which appears original, looks like it might be a bit short and could have been shortened or replaced at one time. The 60 cal. barrel is not as heavy or robust as similar pistols made at the time. This was an advantage to the traders, as having the gun wear out faster, the fur traders had a constant source of "customers". The barrel length is 9 1/2 inches (has some inside rust) overall length is 13 inches, weight 28 1/4 ounces. This flintlock is In good working order. Pistols made by Mann & Sons are a rare find.
I always recommend checking with a qualified gunsmith before firing any antique firearm.
Because this is an antique, it does not require registration in Canada or the U.S.A.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.