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Lot 453: AN 18-BORE FLINTLOCK GILT, WHITE-METAL AND NIELLOED SILVER MOUNTED MEDITERRANEAN SASH-PISTOL SIGNED ''LONDON'', no visible serial num..
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
AN 18-BORE FLINTLOCK GILT, WHITE-METAL AND NIELLOED SILVER MOUNTED MEDITERRANEAN SASH-PISTOL SIGNED ''LONDON'', no visible serial number,
probably from the Balkans or Albania, with earlier triple-staged 12in. barrel, the top-flat at breech signed ''LONDON'' along with London proofs, later decoration of engraved stars and a crescent, top-tang with working replacement fixing screw, probable working replacement European lock (at fault, top-jaw and screw absent, one side-nail missing), white-metal full-stock profusely relief embossed with running vines, floral motifs and ribbons, much of the raised decoration with traces of polished out gilt, the muzzle-cap, wrist and underside of fore-end with additional inlet small nielloed silver panels, applied white metal trigger-guard bow and moulded false ramrod