"CONFEDERATE ALTERATION OF MARTIAL FLINT PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Mr. Michel describes the pistol as follows: "Although there is nothing except one's imagination to classify this pistol as a Confederate alteration to percussion of a Model 1836 pistol, there is something about the hard usage this pistol has seen that speaks of both the necessity of pressing old arms to the service of the Confederacy and the use of local blacksmiths or even gunsmiths to convert these old guns to meet the immediate need to arm the troops. This pistol has been altered skillfully using the side drum method, well-filled into the area of the pan. It is cracked through the wrist and a large section of wood is broken away above the lockplate." This gun does appear to be a well-used percussion pistol with a typical, blacksmith conversion and hammer. CONDITION: Metal surfaces with exception of ramrod assembly are dark, pitted, and as found. Lock and bbl markings are well struck and discernible. Ramrod assembly appears restored and is gray/brown and pitted. Stock has large, unrepaired crack through wrist and a 2-1/2" x 1/2" piece missing behind lock at breech. Stock retains residual cartouches. Mainspring is broken. 4-31363 JS181 (3,000-5,000)"
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Reloading kit for pinfire cartridges (5mm,7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
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