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    Magnificent Matched Pair of Mid 18th Century European Flintlock Holster Pistols, C. 1750. 19" overall with 12 1/8" barrels marked on the top by the renowned Italian Barrel maker "Larazino Cominzzo". This name was a guarantee of quality on European arms and these barrels were used by gunmakers throughout Europe, with these pistols possibly being French. The barrels exhibit deep fluting in the breech area and are decorated with ring turnings, approximately .60 caliber and about perfect. The exquisite brass furniture retains 90% of the original gilt with "B. V." inscribed on the elaborate wrist escutcheons. The heavily gilded brass locks are covered with scroll engraving as are the hammers, all about mint. The European walnut stocks display the finest in rococo style relief carving, including deep relief intertwined scrolls at the rear of the tang. One pistol shows an old crack on the left side of the butt with no loss, minor, otherwise smooth with nice age patina. Fore end tips of horn, original wooden ramrods with iron tips. Really a stunning pair of pistols in exemplary condition.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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