Exceptional Ottoman Silver-Mounted Flintlock Pistol with Folding Bayonet, ca. 1830


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Featuring octagonal 8″ barrel of approximately .65 caliber, with the upper three planes
engraved and decorated with silver damascening in foliate pattern; maker’s mark in silver
on the tang. Spring-mounted folding bayonet with sliding catch and push button release
decorated ensuite. Lock with roller and gold-lined flash pan, finely engraved with foliate
decor. Figured hardwood full stock profusely inlaid with silver wire in foliate pattern (minor
silver loss). Steel trigger guard and twin side plates, each engraved with foliage and
checkering ensuite. Cast and chased silver buttcap, wrist escutcheon, and barrel tang
surround. Exceptional workmanship with nearly every surface decorated in fine detail.
Mechanically fine with very strong mainspring. Overall length 14″ with bayonet folded, 17
3/4″ with bayonet extended. Please email us for high resolution photos of this
extraordinary piece.