Antique Engraved EDGSON English FLINTLOCK Pistol
Manufactured Early 19th Century
Here we present a nicely engraved antique English Edgson Flintlock Pistol, made circa the early-19th Century. John Edgson of Stamford, England was an active gun maker from 1797 to 1816. This pistol is full-sized, made for wearing on a belt or carrying on the pommel holster of a horse. Then as now, rifles and muskets were the primary arm of the day, useful for everything from hunting to combat. Pistols were certainly not as numerous but still very useful for combat since most firearms at this time were limited to a single shot. Imagine if one discharged their single shot firearm only to miss or have another enemy close the distance. A man expecting trouble might carry as many pistols on his person as he could. The true flintlock continued to be in common use for over two centuries, replaced by percussion cap and, later, the cartridge-based systems in the early-to-mid 19th century.
The overall condition is near fine. Metal surfaces have a dark patina. Markings are clear. The walnut stock is smooth and solid. Bore is smooth and clean. The action is excellent.
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Barrel is 9 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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