This Dutch pistol likely dates circa 1650 during the period where New Amsterdam was under Dutch control in what is now Lower Manhattan. The bridle-less rounded lock of this pistol is signed "Jandensande/A Zutphen" and has an interesting stamp on the inside. Zutphen is a city in the central Netherlands. The long slender smoothbore, three-stage barrel has some light engraving on the ribbed breech section. The tang and pommel cap have light scroll and floral engraving. The lock has a mask design on the cock screw and some file work. The scrolling sideplate design masks and floral blooms. The stock has relief carving around the entry point and inlaid silver wire scroll and dot design on the top of the wrist.
Fine with mostly gray patina, some mild pitting, patches of brown patina, and general mild overall wear. The re-oiled stock is also fine and has distinct carving, aged patina on the inlays, and minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.
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