Ottoman Empire Flintlock Pistol (AH6184)
This is an over the top decorated pistol in silver wire stock inlays with floral motif. Bore is approximately .50 caliber. Barrel is 13.25" and overall length is 21". Note: silver wire inlays are fragile and depending upon the stock and handling the inlays may come out of the stock. This pistol has all of the inlays, flush to the stock. No wire coming out! The barrel has silver overlays of military objects, such as canon, halberds, flags, crossed scimitars, lances, a starburst and quarter moons. The action works perfectly. The front of the frizzin is silver overlaid as is the cock with canon and halberd. This is most likely a tour de force of decoration as a gift for an important person. Such luxurious pistols and rifles were traditional gifts to others to curry favors or special requests. A beautiful pistol!