Austrian Model 1770 Horse Pistol, .77 caliber, walnut stock with "G. St" stamp on the grip, iron fittings, step tail lock with faceted pan, steel octagonal to round barrel, and a wooden ramrod, barrel lg. 11, overall lg. 18 in.
Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.
Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, "Some Thoughts About the Dutch and German Influence on American Colonial Firearms," The Gun Report (November 1996).
Exhibitions: The Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield.
Stock has a few dings and nicks from use, iron has some patination, the lock functions but misses half cock.
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