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Interesting and unusual flintlock tinder-lighter circa 1790-1820, probably English origin, brass b

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:375.00 USD Estimated At:750.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Interesting and unusual flintlock  tinder-lighter circa 1790-1820, probably  English origin, brass b
Interesting and unusual flintlock tinder-lighter circa 1790-1820, probably English origin, brass body, wood bag-shaped grip. No maker’s name. Measures 7” overall. The front of the pistol-shaped tinder-lighter is hinged to contain tinder with a large central portion for ignition of tinder. The frame is lightly engraved, the grip shows a few dings and mars. Generally tinder-lighters do not resemble pistols this closely. Fromthe Keith Coulter collection. Est: $750 - $1,500