A scarce Imperial Russian Model 1798 flintlock martial pistol
Not serialized, .69 caliber smoothbore. 8 3/8 inch tapered round barrel, the breech marked with the Imperial eagle and two indistinct inspection marks. Flat lockplate, the interior with impressed mark IK. Flat, ring-necked cock. Brass furniture including muzzle band, sideplate, triggerguard and buttcap, the triggerguard marked VP. Full walnut stock marked behind the counterplate with an X and a triangle.
Condition: Very good. Mottled grey metal showing some minor pitting. Sound, generally clean wood with scattered light marks, some very minor chipping and with what appear to be light vise marks on the grip.