Lot 71: Three Antique American Percussion Pistols
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Three Antique American Percussion Pistols, incl. 54 caliber converted pistol, marked "A. Waters/ Milbury, MS/ 1843", captured ramrod, barrel l. 8 1/2 in.; 36 caliber vest pocket pistol, marked "Hero/ M.F.A. Co.", barrel l. 2 in.; and 68 caliber large bore, probably Southern, octagonal barrel, bag-form grip, engraved with flowers, barrel l. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016).