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    Exquisite Walnut Stocked Silver Mounted French F/L Holster Pistol Made for the Eastern Trade. 15½" overall with 9¾" octagon to round .64 caliber smoothbore barrel. All metal clean and bright , about perfect. Marked with a small oval cartouche on the top flat of the barrel and engraved "Marseille" in a small oval silver panel inlaid on the lockplate. There appears to be a braze repair to the hammer at the neck, barely perceptible and quite old. Hammer frizzen and lock all profusely engraved including heron or stork on the tail of the lock. All mountings on the gun are of silver. The trigger guard extension bears the Taghra touchmark of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. The stock exhibits 100% coverage with silver wire inlay, including elaborate and intricate tendrils terminating in floral rosettes. The wire inlay is 99% intact. Heavy, deep relief work on butt cap, trigger guard, side plate, wrist escutcheon, and lower ramrod pipe, utilizing the central theme of arms and armor panoplies. Retains the original carved bone ramrod, the lower tip broken. A stunning 18th century silver mounted pistol in equally striking condition.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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