Those of you who are a bit older, like me, probably recall the U.S. Historical Society that came into being just after the bi-centenial. The Society had some famous names on it's board ,mostly to lend itself some respectability, and marketed high quality recreations of historical artifacts to those with more money than sense. George Washington's sword being the first followed by a number of firearms recreated identical to the originals such as Washington's flintlock pistols and Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols then branching off into commemorative issues. All of the firearms were crafted in Italy by Aldo Uberti's firm wwith the exception of the Hege-Siber target pistol that was made by Hege. Each issue ranged from a low of 500 pieces to 2000 pieces and was marketed generally between 2,500 to 3,000 dollars in the late 1970s to the mid 1980s. About the equivalent of 12,000 to 15,000 in todays dollars. In order to generate that kind of money even from the rich and stupid they had to be built to a very high standerd . Of course they were terrible investments to the original purchasers and because of that are a real bargain on todays market particularly as shooters since they were built to such high standards. I have for sale here one of the Andrew Jackson flintlock pistols. It is .45 caliber and all of the mountings and wire inlay are sterling silver. The lock is an english design with waterproof pan and throws a nice shower of sparks. The barrel is a hooked breech design and is held in place by two keys. It is marked on the underside with the Italian proofs and A. Uberti. It comes in a French fitted Cherry case with an inner compartment containing a small bag of balls and the case key. The stock appears to me to be walnut but I could be wrong. The inletting is flawless as you would expect. The only detraction, shown in the photos, is an interuption in the barrel finish near the signature plate and is from some surface rust that accumulated. The gun appears unfired and the bore is crisp and clean. I am asking $880 that includes shipping anywhere in the lower 48 that it is legal to ship to. That is less than you would pay to any respectable builder for a well made plain flintlock shooter why not have a little bling?