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Lot 3261: Ornate Pair of Ottoman Flintlock Pistols

Highly Ornate Silver Mounted, Relief Chiseled, and Gold Accented Pair of Ottoman Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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Lot 3261: Ornate Pair of Ottoman Flintlock Pistols

Highly Ornate Silver Mounted, Relief Chiseled, and Gold Accented Pair of Ottoman Flintlock Pistols

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

A) Ottoman Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Ottoman
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 65
Barrel: 9 3/8 inch round
Finish: bright/gold/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 214
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 174
Class: Antique
Description:

These ornate 19th century "chieftan grade" pistols feature two-stage smoothbore barrels with raised relief chiseled martial trophies with gilt backgrounds and "I8[crown]Y" markings on the left at the breech. The silver furniture also features elaborate raised relief and floral patterns as well as hallmarks. The locks have unknown markings at the centers, gold lined pans, and floral engraving. The stocks have extensive silver inlays in scrolling floral patterns. "DT" is stamped on the left side of each pistol's wrist.

Rating Definition:

Fine metal with strong original gilt finish on the barrel, aged patina on the silver, gray patina on the balance, some minor pitting, and general mild wear. The stock is very good and has some pieces of inlay absent, a sliver absent at the muzzle on the right, and minor wear. Mechanically fine.



B) Ottoman Holster Pistol

Manufacturer: Ottoman
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 65
Barrel: 9 3/8 inch round
Finish: bright/gold/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 214
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 174
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Fine metal with most of the original gilt finish remaining, silver-gray patina on most of the remaining iron surfaces, some minor oxidation, attractive aged patina on the silver, and general mild overall wear. The stock is very good and has some pieces of inlay loose or absent, some faint cracks, glued repairs, and general mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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