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Early Militaria Collections / Rare Naval Flintlock Pistol Dirk

Lot 13
ANTIQUE
Rare Naval Flintlock Pistol Dirk
William Palmer, Birmingham, England, c. 1820
28 September 2022, 10:00 EDT
Skinner Marlborough

US$1,000 - US$2,000

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Rare Naval Flintlock Pistol Dirk
William Palmer, Birmingham, England, c. 1820

Cylindrical finely reeded tooth grip with iron rosette pommel cap and capstan, simple foliate engraved ferrule housing a flintlock mechanism with trigger below, arrow shaped guard with engraved fowled anchor and curved quillon below, 3 in., .25 caliber turned barrel with cannon muzzle engraved "W. PALMER" on the top and marked with Birmingham proof marks on the bottom, curved blade with false edge at the tip and no fuller.
Blade lg. 9 3/8, overall lg. 13 1/4 in.

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