Rare European Combination Boarding Axe/Flintlock Pistol, 2nd Half 18th C


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Featuring heavy axe head with slightly convex 8 3/8″ cutting edge and rectangular hammer
head on reverse; deeply stamped on one side with a maker’s mark. Wooden handle with
inset flintlock mechanism and 18″ octagonal to round barrel of 9mm caliber. Lockplate with
gold filled stamped maker’s mark; exposed trigger with no trigger guard. Lock and barrel
with dark brown finish; axe head with patches of moderate pitting. Wood stock shows
great age and minor worming. Overall length 28 ½”. A scarce weapon which allowed
naval boarding parties to get off a shot as they went into action.