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Maastricht Holster pistol by Oger Leblan c1720
A fine quality, good condition holster pistol by the Dutch gun maker Oger Leblan of Maastricht made around 1720. The pistol does appear to have been shortened in its working life.
Oger Leban in noted as being a prolific gun maker in Maastricht in the first quarter of the 18th century and it is estimated that there are about 20 examples of his work in existence today (see Arne Hoff Dutch Firearms, 1978). Most are in Museums with few in private collections.
The sighted .65 caliber octagonal to round smoothbore barrel measures 8 ½ inches with the whole pistol measuring 16 inches. The barrel displays expertly executed chiseling featuring a standing figure hold a staff. The barrel also includes three worn Maastricht double headed eagle marks and the Leban’s mark ‘OGERLEBAN’ which still has traces of gilding. The frizzen and cock are also chiseled with the brass lock plate also bearing the name ‘OGERLEBAN’.
Delicate side plate features a dragon and helmeted head while the trigger guard, and butt feature fine brass work with figures and grotesque face and the wrist echelon is vacant.
The carved walnut stock is in good condition with the expected dumps and knocks and shows and expert repair at the muzzle. Probably when the pistol was shortened.
After 300 years the action is still in good order and faint traces of gilding are still visible is some protected areas.
Sold as a collector item only.
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