Confederate Wm. Glaze, Palmetto Armory, S.S. Pistol
Very nice example of the Single Shot pistol which conforms to the M1842 pattern except for the barrel & lockplate markings which were made by Wm Glaze & Co. Columbia, S.C. & were mainly in South Carolina militia units at the beginning of the Civil War & were used by Confederate troops. This example is in great condition & is like the standard M1842 SS pistol with 8.5" round barrel in .54 cal., Percussion & has brass furniture. Barrel has brass front sight & swivel ramrod. Flat lockplate is marked with Palmetto tree with Palmetto Armory around it with S*C. on bottom. Behind the hammer is marked Columbia SC. 1852. The barrel is marked with Wm Glaze & Co. & above P & V & Palmetto tree & on tang 1853. Wood stock on this example in good used condition with no breaks or cracks just some normal use dings & has soldiers initials on left side of stock on flat F. S. No US inspectors markings anywhere on this pistol. Metal smooth with some staining. Action is very good. This is a real Pametto, Glaze Pistol with all the correcto markings for this Confederate Wm. Glaze Pistol.