A Rare Caucasian 32-Bore All-Metal Miquelet Pistol

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Lot 282*
A Rare Caucasian 32-Bore All-Metal Miquelet Pistol
19th Century, Probably Daghestani

Sold for £ 4,000 (US$ 5,434) inc. premium
A Rare Caucasian 32-Bore All-Metal Miquelet Pistol
19th Century, Probably Daghestani
With earlier three-stage barrel cut with chevrons at the breech and behind the flared faceted muzzle, the latter encrusted with silver trefoils, the mid-section chiselled with linked cartouche-shaped panels encrusted with silver arabesques (worn) and involving rectangular barrelsmith's stamp of 'Wahbi' in nasta'liq, long tang extending down the back of the butt and encrusted with interlaced engraved silver arabesques, characteristic lock with circular brass-lined maker's stamp of 'Burda' in naskh, full stock, spherical pommel and button trigger all decorated en suite, small faceted suspension mount, three slender barrel-bands each encrusted with silver guilloche, false ramrod en suite, and retaining traces of original blueing
24.8 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Pinchot, p.107, fig.5-44
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