An Italian 25-Bore Roman-Lock Brass-Mounted Belt Pistol
Lot 560*
An Italian 25-Bore Roman-Lock Brass-Mounted Belt Pistol
Mid-18th Century
Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,197) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Italian 25-Bore Roman-Lock Brass-Mounted Belt Pistol
Mid-18th Century
With two-stage barrel turned at the girdle and polygonal to the muzzle, octagonal breech ramped at the rear, plain tang, lock engraved with initials 'A.S.' on the inside and chiselled with foliage and a grotesque mask on the outside, the cock chiselled as a cherub supporting the jaws, and the cock-retaining bolt and front of the pan (steel retaining screw replaced) each chiselled with a mask, figured fruitwood full stock (repairs, butt split and repaired), cast and chased mounts comprising side-plate pierced with foliage inhabited by a figure beside a grindstone or target, spurred pommel chased with a foliate grotesque mask on each side and with cap formed as a human mask, trigger-guard with a grotesque mask and foliage on the bow, foliate finial en suite, an applied mount beyond pierced and chased with foliage centred on a further grotesque mask, turned steel belt hook, and expertly made replacement ramrod with turned steel tip
31.5 cm. barrel
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