CUSTOM HANDMADE 50 CALBIER FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY J.F. KEESLER
Product Code: CUSTOM 50 CALIBER FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY J.K. KESSLAR
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SALE PENDING - This is a wonderful preowned .50 caliber handmade flintlock pistol by J.F. Kessler. This pistol has a hand scraped stocked of figured maple showing curl from muzzle to butt. The stock is finished with a pleasing, dark brown stain giving it a warm aged look. The stock features a nice molding detail above ramrod as well as a delicate carved line accenting the entry thimble.
The .50 caliber, 9-5/16" long barrel is nicely browned and features the builders name in script with a star engraved before and after as well as some engraving extending from the rear sight to the end of the tang. The barrel has a curl top Kentucky style rear sight and a small silver blade, brass base front sight with some file work on the base. Barrel is fastened to the stock with two small brass wedges. The rifled bore is bright and free of rust or pits.
The flintlock 5-1/16" long, 7/8" high and nicely engraved on the plate and cock with a floral motif and nick & dot boarder. The lock spars and functions well with the single pull trigger.
This pistol has a small brass nose cap. The upper thimble has five flats with three bands top and bottom, the matching entry thimble has a double thumbnail tail. The Triggerguard has an acorn finial. The buttcap is attached with a screw and features several simple engraved molding lines. There is a simple engraved brass lock bolt inlay and a plain silver thumb piece.
The overall length is 15" and weighs two pounds. This custom piece is in very good condition. Additional photos upon request.