Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1301: Heavily Decorated Silver Mounted Ottoman Flintlock Pistol

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Heavily Decorated Silver Mounted Ottoman Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 65
Barrel: 14 3/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 418
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 241
Class: Antique
Description:

This pistol has been heavily ornamented in the Ottoman Empire, possibly the Balkans, and has repoussé designs on the silver plates that cover much of its surfaces, elaborate scroll engraving with brass accents on the barrel and lock, a group of brass inlays on the mid-section of the stock, silver wire wrapped wrist, and a serpentine side plate with a foil background. The "ramrod" is actually false. It was common in the region to carry the rod separate from the pistol along with the other loading equipment.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall with light patina on the metal, some light pitting on the barrel and lock, some cracks and small repairs on the stock, a few spots of loose or absent accents such as a pins missing from the forend, and generally mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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