Italian Military Wheellock Pistol, First Half 17th C


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Featuring unmarked two-stage 16″ octagonal-to-round smoothbore barrel of approximately
.60 cal. (15mm). Flat lock plate with tulip-shaped finial; external wheel with decorative
border, sliding pan cover, and slender turned baluster cock; the inside of lock plate
stamped with maker’s mark “DB” in an oval. This could be the mark of Diego Belloni, who
Stockel lists in Gardone, Brescia, ca. 1620-1660. Fruitwood full stock with broad oval-
shaped butt cap with fluted steel band and featuring an inlaid steel flower petal. Steel
mounts including flower-shaped lock screw washers, trigger, trigger guard, and ramrod
loop; original wood ramrod with steel tip and worm on opposite end. Metal smooth with
very light salt-and-pepper pitting; the wood with scattered bruises from age and use and a
beautiful rich patina. Overall length 22 1/2″.