THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC RECREATION OF A CLASSIC TENNESSEE STYLE PERCUSSION BELT PISTOL, CIRCA 1850. THE 8" .40 CALIBER OCTAGON BARREL IS 3/4" ACROSS THE FLATS, WITH AN EXCELLENT CUT RIFLED BORE. OVERALL LENGTH IS 12". WEIGHS 22 OUNCES. OVERALL EXCELLENT MECHANICAL AND COSMETIC CONDITION....ROYLAND SOUTHGATE WAS A TENNESSEE GUNSMITH WHO WAS ONE OF THE EARLY PIONEERS IN THE EFFORT TO RECREATE CLASSIC AMERICAN MUZZLE LOADING FIREARMS IN THE PERIOD AFTER WW2 AND THROUGH THE 1970'S. SOUTHGATE WORKED DURING AN ERA WHEN COMMERCIALLY MADE PARTS WERE NOT GENERALLY AVAILABLE. SO, PARTS HAD TO BE SALVAGED FROM ORIGINAL GUNS OR CUSTOM MADE BY HAND. SOUTHGATE IS SAID TO HAVE MADE ABOUT 1000 FIREARMS DURING HIS LIFE TIME. IT IS ALSO SAID THAT HE WOULD ONLY SIGN A BARREL IF HE MADE AND RIFLED IT HIMSELF. THIS PIECE IS NUMBERED 349 AND THE BARREL IS STAMPED R. SOUTHGATE. CUSTOM MADE AND FITTED DISPLAY CASE INCLUDED. SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR A SOUTHGATE SIGNED PERCUSSION LONG RIFLE, MADE IN A STYLE SIMILAR TO THIS FINE PISTOL. PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE. SOME GUIDELINES: All cartridge firing firearms must be transferred through a licensed FFL dealer in your state. Buyer to supply a signed copy of local dealer’s license before shipment will be made. A C&R License is acceptable for C&R firearms, (guns determined to be C&R’s by ATF and/or guns known to be at least 50 years old). Antique firearms and replicas require buyer to supply proof of age. Some areas require an FFL transfer for antique & black powder firearms (New Jersey, NYC, etc.) PAYMENT OPTIONS: Postal Money Orders and Cashier's Checks only are acceptable. SHIPPING: Buyer pays shipping costs. All items are shipped via priority mail insured. Costs vary depending on weight, postal zone and insurance value. SAFETY NOTICE: Buyer is solely responsible for determining that a used gun is safe to shoot. The firearms offered have not been test fired but have been given a visual inspection only for auction purposes. Buyer agrees to hold seller harmless against damages, injury, or death caused by defective merchandise. RETURN POLICY: Returns are handled on an individual basis. You can presume that I know what I am selling. You are expected to know what you are buying. All items are guaranteed to be as advertised. If I make a gross error in description, you may of course, return item with my apology. FEEDBACK: I am a licensed firearms dealer and have been a Gunsamerica seller since 1997...so, follow the rules and buy with confidence.
CONSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED: I sell many items on consignment. Please call during business hours, est, for appraisals and terms.
Trades Accepted: No
GUNSAMERICA SELLER SINCE 1997...SPECIALIZING IN ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE FIREARMS...ALL PRICES ARE FIRM... ALL ITEMS GUARANTEED TO BE AS ADVERTISED...SHIPPING VIA U.S. PRIORITY MAIL INSURED...CONSIGNMENTS WANTED.