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Ottoman Empire Holster Pistol c1800

A large Ottoman Empire flintlock pistol with the barrel partly enclosed with wide silver bands. The excellent condition of this pistol suggests European, probably French manufacture.
The 60 calibre smoothbore barrel measures 11 inches while overall the pistol measures 17 inches.
The flat lock plate has a clear Islamic mark in the centre.
The barrel bands that hold the barrel to the stock are unusual in that they are both silver and large. The trigger guard, butt cap and side plate are also silver as are some other embellishments. Most of this silver is marked with what appears to be a silver smith’s mark.
The wood work is in good condition. The action functions but the main spring is very, very strong.
All in all a very unusual flintlock of very good quality
Sold as a collector item only.
Price includes postage in Australia, lay buy available.
Stock No. F46

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