A Very Rare Scottish 28-Bore All-Metal Snaphaunce Belt Pistol With Russian Barrel And Lock
Lot 422
A Very Rare Scottish 28-Bore All-Metal Snaphaunce Belt Pistol With Russian Barrel And Lock
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,811) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Very Rare Scottish 28-Bore All-Metal Snaphaunce Belt Pistol With Russian Barrel And Lock
Mid-17th Century
With octagonal barrel silver-damascened with scrolling foliage overall (worn and incomplete) and cut with two lines of beading at the muzzle, flat lock with bevelled tail cut with a line of beading at the rear, chiselled cock and steel, the former with jaws forming a monster's head, the top jaw with a looped cocking-ring secured by the jaw screw, the latter decorated with a further monster's head, and chiselled sliding pan-cover, mainspring and steel-spring, russet iron full stock incised with pairs of lines, heart-shaped pommel with brazed medial line and threaded ring for suspension, line engraved belt hook, button trigger, and pierced line engraved ramrod-pipe (ramrod missing, russet overall)
37.8 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • The lock is very similar to those on a pair of pistols stamped Kolin and made in the workshop of the Kremlin Armoury, Moscow, for A.B. Mússin-Púshkin. see Yuri Miller et al, Russian Arms And Armour, 1982, p. 183, no. 65, illustrated in colour
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