SOLD FOR: $4136
LSB#: 211103NM01, 211103NM02
Model: George Washington Replica 1748 Pistols, Consecutive Pair
Serial Number: 4A, 4B
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Action Type: Non-Firing Single Shot FlintLock Pistols
Markings: The top of each barrel is marked “LONDON” and has some decorative metal work. The lock plate of each pistol is marked “HAWKINS”. The right side of each barrel is marked with the respective serial number.
Barrel Length: 8”
Sights / Optics: Neither pistol is equipped with sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece wood with an opening on the bottom for the included ramrod, decorative metal on the left and back of the grip, and a capped pistol grip with an inlay of a man’s face. The wood on each shows some scattered light handling wear. The top of the grip of pistol 4B shows some light wear to the finish. There are no chips or cracks on either. Overall, that stocks rate in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Brass & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright.
Overall Condition: Each handgun retains about 85% of its metal finish. The barrels show some light tarnish. There is some light pitting on the trigger guard of each. The ferrules of pistol 4B show some tarnish and the grip plate of pistol 4A shows slightly more tarnish than that of pistol 4B. The screw heads are sharp on each. The markings are clear. Overall, these handguns rate in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The actions function correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a felt-lined wooden display case.
Our Assessment: George Washington’s favorite pistol was made in London in 1748 by Hawkins, one of the best known gunmakers of the period. The original still survives today as one of our national treasures, on display in the West Point Museum. Elegant in design, Washington’s pistol combines simple, clean lines with tasteful silver decoration. These non-firing replicas have all of the features of the original. Nine hundred and seventy-five sets of replicas were made in 1976 and this pair is the fourth set, numbered 4A and 4B respectively. These pistols come with a felt-lined display case. Don’t pass up this chance to take home a little piece of history! Please see our photos and good luck!