Flintlock Pistols belonging to Revolutionary War Officer Steven Tucker

Historical Cased Set of Flintlock Pistols belonging to Revolutionary War Officer Steven Tucker of Woodstock, Connecticut.  Pistols are approx. 64 cal., with 9" barrels.  The initials "S T" and the date 1776 are minutely engraved on the breach of each pistol along with delicate scrollwork.  Lockplate is marked "Gatehouse" (presumably a rare maker as not found in Sellers' book of gun makers or any other similar publications.)  Pistols are in very good condition for their age. Stocks are equally very good as well, with original checkering but exhibiting small dings and mars, and hairline cracks at one escutcheon lock and lockplate screw on one example. Actions are extremely good and tight as they remain in their original flintlock state.  The pair are housed in their original walnut box with approx .40 cal. bullet cavity mold. Top lid has three age cracks, and the original brass escutcheon is period engraved "Lt. Stephen Tucker / Woodstock Conn".  Lt. Steven Tucker was born Nov. 25, 1732 in Milton, Mass. and died in 1808 in Woodstock, Conn.   He was originally a quartermaster in (Backus) 4th Light Horse Reg't, which was established in May 1776. Later in 1776 Tucker commanded the 11th Reg't of the Connecticut State Militia. A copy of records and lists of those under his command are included.  Est.:  $15,000-$20,000/pair.  (Antique)  

June 2017 Auction: Lot #5 

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