SIMEON NORTH U.S. Model 1816 FLINTLOCK Pistol Early American Army & Navy Sidearm
Guns International #: 101291879 Seller's Inventory #: 190387
Category: Antique Pistols - Flintlock -
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SIMEON NORTH U.S. Model 1816 FLINTLOCK Pistol
Early American Army & Navy Sidearm
Here we present what is likely an antique U.S. 1816 Simeon North flintlock pistol, made 1817-20 in Middletown, Connecticut. Fewer than 20,000 of these were made for the U.S. military. Many were updated to the much more reliable percussion system in the 1830s. The service life was quite long for this pistol. The famous scout and Indian fighter Kit Carson fought with one of these, still in its original flintlock form, during the Mexican-American War from 1846-48. Even though percussion arms, including pistols, had been adopted by the U.S. in the 30s, it was not unusual for flintlocks to still be in use. Primary conflicts that would have involved this piece during its service life were the Seminole Wars, the Pawnee Expedition, the Mexican-American War and even the American Civil War.
The overall condition is fair. The iron parts have been cleaned bright. The barrel band has been repaired on the left side. The walnut stock is smooth, having been refinished at some point. The bore is smooth and dusty. The action is functional.
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Barrel is 9 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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