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Lot 562: A beautiful pair of flintlock pistols by Alberdi
November 18, 2012
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
A beautiful pair of flintlock pistols by Alberdi, dating: circa 1800
Smooth, blued, two-stage, 17 mm cal. barrels with acanthus leaves on gilt ground at the girdle, octagonal at the first part with the golden marks "Alberdi" among lilies and "EN EIBAR D HERRADURAS", round at the second part with moulded muzzle with golden beads; elegant, steel, miquelet lock with chiselled hammer and safety lock; three-quarter wooden stocks with micro-checkered butts, steel mounts, trigger guard with golden mark "Alberti", belt hook, horn-tipped wooden ramrod. For Alberdi see "Der Neue Stockel", Vol. I, page 9, especially the related marks n. 7006 and 7007 for the barrels, and n. 3 for the trigger guards.
dimensions: length 30 cm.
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