Wheeler Three-Barrel Flintlock Pistol

.40 caliber, 3" barrels, no S/N. A good and scarce brass barreled three-shot false rifled tap action flintlock pistol by Robert Wheeler, London. One of a pair, second member of the pair missing. Breech is marked 3,4,5. Boxlock flintlock mechanism with tap on left side. All original small parts including top jaw and screw. Brass action and barrels. Figured walnut butt. Contains a push-on safety and snap action. The three-barrel configuration with 2 over 1 is one of the scarcest versions of these multi-barreled flintlock pocket pistols.


Extremely crisp action. Brass action and barrels with only minor wear. Gun's push-on safety, snap action and all other actions function well. Butt with silver thumb piece and only minor marks throughout is crisp with no cracks.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

Let Cowan's Assist With Your Shipping Needs!

Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping for most purchases.  

Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 
Cowan's is pleased to recommend alternate shipping options for your large or heavy purchases. 

For more information, click HERE or contact shipping@cowans.com.