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18th Century Material Culture

Pistols
English
Screw Barrel Pistols
English Screw Barrel Pistol
by Thomas Annely of Bristol Who Later Emigrated to New York in the Mid 18th Century c. 1710 - 1730
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Screw Barrel Pistol
by Thomas Annely of Bristol Who Later Emigrated to New York in the Mid 18th Century c. 1710 - 1730
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Screw Barrel Pistol
by Thomas Annely of Bristol Who Later Emigrated to New York in the Mid 18th Century c. 1710 - 1730
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English
Breech Loading
Pistols
English Screw Barrel Pistol
by Joseph Clarkson c. 1735
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English
Pistols
English Commercial Doglock Pistol
by Joseph Buckmaster c. 1730 - 1750
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Commercial Doglock Pistol
by Joseph Buckmaster c. 1730 - 1750
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Commercial Doglock Pistol
by Joseph Buckmaster c. 1730 - 1750
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Holster Pistol from London
by Daniel Moore c. 1765 - 1775
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Holster Pistol from London
by Daniel Moore c. 1765 - 1775
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Holster Pistol from London
by Daniel Moore c. 1765 - 1775
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Pattern 1738 Land Service Pistol
Marked “TOWER/1741" and "KINGS DGN GDS” 1741
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
English Pattern 1738 Land Service Pistol
Marked “TOWER/1741" and "KINGS DGN GDS” 1741
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
English Pattern 1738 Land Service Pistol
c. 1745 - 1750
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Pattern 1738 Land Service Pistol
c. 1745 - 1750
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Pattern 1738 Land Service Pistol
c. 1745 - 1750
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Pattern 1738 Elliot Light Dragoon Pistol
Marked “VERNON/1760” 1760
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Pattern 1738 Elliot Light Dragoon Pistol
Marked “VERNON/1760” 1760
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Pattern 1759 Light Dragoon Pistol
Marked “EDGE/1761" 1761
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
English Pattern 1759 Light Dragoon Pistol
Marked “TOWER”
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
English Pattern 1759 Light Dragoon Pistol
Marked “TOWER”
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
English Light Dragoon Pistol
Marked “GALTON/1760” 1760
(Skinner)
English Board of Ordnance Elliot Light Dragoon Pistol
c. 1760 - 1764
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Board of Ordnance Elliot Light Dragoon Pistol
c. 1760 - 1764
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
English Light Dragoon Pistol
Marked “DUBLIN CASTLE” / “GR” Cypher c. 1777+
(Bonhams)
English Silver Mounted Pistol
Marked “CLARK” c. 1771
(Skinner)
English Silver Mounted Pistol
Marked “CLARK” c. 1771
(Skinner)
English Holster Pistols Owned by Brigadier General John Peter Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania
Mid 18th Century
(Gary Hendershott)
English Holster Pistols Owned by Brigadier General John Peter Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania
Mid 18th Century
(Gary Hendershott)
English Holster Pistols Owned by Brigadier General John Peter Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania
Mid 18th Century
(Gary Hendershott)
English Holster Pistols Owned by Brigadier General John Peter Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania
Mid 18th Century
(Gary Hendershott)
English Holster Pistols Owned by Brigadier General John Peter Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania
Mid 18th Century
(Gary Hendershott)
English Holster Pistols Owned by Brigadier General John Peter Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania
Mid 18th Century
(Museum of the American Revolution)
English Silver Mounted Holster Pistols
by John King, Silver Barrels and Lock Plates by Heylin, Cornhill, London - Silver Hallmarks for 1768
(Private Collection)
English Silver Inlay Pistol
Marked “LONDON” Late 18th Century
(Private Collection)
English Silver Inlay Pistol
Marked “LONDON” Late 18th Century
(Private Collection)
English Four Barrel Pistol
Marked “BARBAR, LONDON” 18th Century
(Private Collection)
English Boxlock Pistols
by Bunny of London c. 1777
(Skinner)
Scottish
Pistols
Scottish Belt Pistol
Marked “OLD MELDRUM - R - ALEX SHIRES” c. 1700
(Private Collection)
Pair of Scottish Pistols
by John Campbell c. 1708 - 1775
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Pair of Scottish Pistols
Marked “MURDOCH” c. Mid 18th Century
(Skinner)
Pair of Scottish Pistols
Marked “MURDOCH” c. 1750 - 1760
(Skinner)
Pair of Scottish Pistols
Marked “MURDOCH” c. 1750 - 1760
(Skinner)
Pair of Scottish Pistols
Marked “MURDOCH” c. 1750 - 1760
(Christie’s)
Scottish Pistol
Marked “MURDOCH” c. 1780
(Private Collection)
American
Pistols
Continental Holster Pistol with U.S. Surcharges
Marked “US" Mid 18th Century
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
Continental Holster Pistol with U.S. Surcharges
Marked “US" Mid 18th Century
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
Continental Holster Pistol with U.S. Surcharges
Marked “US" Mid 18th Century
(Skinner - Bill Ahearn Collection)
American Pistol Based on the British Pattern 1759 “Elliot" Light Dragoon Pistol
Rappanhannock Forge of Falmouth, Virginia c. 1776 - 1781
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
American Pistol Based on the British Pattern 1759 “Elliot" Light Dragoon Pistol
Rappanhannock Forge of Falmouth, Virginia c. 1776 - 1781
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
American Pistol Based on the British Pattern 1759 “Elliot" Light Dragoon Pistol
Rappanhannock Forge of Falmouth, Virginia c. 1776 - 1781
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
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