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Lot 1284: Pair of Engraved and Silver Mounted Ottoman Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Pair of Engraved and Silver Mounted Ottoman Flintlock Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

A) Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 13 inch round
Finish: brown/silver
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 251
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 230
Class: Antique
Description:

These pistols are the style popular in the expansive Ottoman Empire in the early 19th century. They have scroll and floral engraving and cast patterns, some unknown markings on the left at the breech, elaborate silver mounts, alternating braided silver wire banding on the wrists, and raised relief scroll carving on the stocks.

Rating Definition:

Very good overall with mix of faded old brown finish and patina on the barrel, silver-gray patina on the lock, mild oxidation, aged patina on the silver, distinct scroll carving on the stock, and general mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



B) Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 13 inch round
Finish: brown/silver
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 251
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 230
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A." Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good overall with mix of faded old brown finish and patina on the barrel, silver-gray patina on the lock, mild oxidation, aged patina on the silver, distinct scroll carving on the stock, chip at the nose of the lock, and mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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