Maker: W L Evan- Valley Forge
These are probably the only surviving pair of Original Percussion made W L Evans 1831 pistols. These guns were made in percussion at the very end of the Evan production run in an effort to secure another contract from the Govt for a percussion version of their Flint pistols. These guns were never drilled through the lock plate for the frizzen spring. The barrels were browned and the locks were case hardened. An interesting note, these guns were once property of the Smithsonian Museum, they have the Smithsonian number 276547 and 276548 stamped into bottom of the stock. They must have been traded out of the museum back in the days when it was possible to trade for something in the Smithsonian. No collection of Evans pistols can be complete without these unique pistols. No other proof marks or inspectors marks are present on this pair of guns.
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