made in Western Europe and decorated in the east. - 66 cal.
bore - 18th century - possibly 17th century. This is a completely
functional flintlock pistol! Overall length is 21 1/2 inches.
Its origin probably French or Belgian and redecorated and/or restocked
in the east which is not uncommon for the period. It's beautifully
carved stock is inlaid with silver wire throughout. The barrel and lock
are engraved and overall condition of the pistol is very strong. The wood
show indication of shrinkage that would be natural for a pistol of this
age. Hallmarks along left side of barrel shown in photo. Silver
inlay and lightly carved barrel with the Fleur-de-lis (coat of arms
of a former French Royal Family) pattern throughout. Very hard
to capture depth of carving in photograph! Lock and trigger are functionally
very strong! Brass fittings are all carved showing various battle
scene and floral (fleur-de-lis) patterns. Ramrod is decoratively
carved into stock and is not functional as is common for a cavalry style
pistol of this error and origin. Patch work done to wood on forward left
side of stock near pommel and a few nicks of wood in various small places
along stock but does not detract form the strength and style of this pistol.
This Flintlock is enchanting and truly a beautiful piece!
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