ANTIQUE POCKET FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY J.P. BECK IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Guns International #: 100631443 Seller's Inventory #: 263
Category: Antique Pistols - 1500-1850 - Antique Pistols - Flintlock
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A nice little flintlock pistol, the kind that would be carried in a gentlemans pocket or in a ladies muff. It has a round .64 caliber 3 & 3/4 inch barrel with 6 GOLD filled Triangles and 6 GOLD bands on the top of the barrel near the lock.There is also an engraved design in front of that. Probably made in Colonial America in the mid to late 1700's. The overall length is 7 & 1/2 inches and there is a wood ramrod with a metal tip. The action works and the hammer holds on full and half cock. It has a full stock which is in good shape .
The side plate and finial indicate this was made by J.P. Beck. For reference see the volume by author Shumway on Colonial Rifles, Volime 2, Illustration # 98. The decorations indicate this was made for Marine service.
John Philip Beck made weapons from 1785 to 1811 and was located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He primarily made Kentucy style flintlock rifles and thereis one on display in Independence Hall in Philadelphia signed J.P. Beck, a flintlock Pennsylvania rifle inscribed " To the President George Washington, AD 1791".
This is an antique, so no FFL is required. .It may be sent directly to the new owner.
Manufacturer: J.P. Beck in Colonial America
Model: Pocket size Flintlock
Serial Number: none
Metal Condition: Good
Wood Condition: Good
Bore Condition: good-antique
Barrel Type: round
Butt Pad: steel
Finish: remains of blueing
Sights: rear only
Manufacture Date: 1700.s
Item Location: California