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    Fabulous Pair of Silver-Mounted Flintlock Pistols Made for an Ottom

    Fabulous Pair of Silver-Mounted Flintlock Pistols Made for an Ottom

    $6,900 (approx conversion from £4995)

    Item details

    Featuring two-stage tapering 11 1/4" barrels of approximately .65 caliber (some pitting); the
    breech inscribed 'London', engraved with a crescent amid stamped stars, and stamped
    with three rectangular trellised marks and a crowned “M” on the left side.  Rounded locks in
    the French manner, each inscribed 'Wilson' in script and featuring semi-rainproof pan and
    roller.  Figured hardwood full stocks profusely inlaid with silver wire foliate scrollwork
    highlighted with pins and with silver pellets surrounding each lock.  Silver mounts cast and
    chased in relief with martial trophies and foliage; comprising side-plates, escutcheons,
    spurred pommels, trigger-guards (one expertly repaired), turned ramrod-pipes, and false
    ramrods en suite with the stocks.  Turkish silver marks and tughra, probably from the reign
    of Mahmud II (1808-1839).  Mechanically very good with strong mainsprings.  Exceptional
    workmanship overall.  Total length 17 3/4".

    Code
    FP1617
    Period
    19th Century, Regency
    Nationality
    Turkish

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