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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 109

    A SILESIAN FLINTLOCK AXE-PISTOL (FOKOS)

    CIRCA 1650

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    A SILESIAN FLINTLOCK AXE-PISTOL (FOKOS)
    CIRCA 1650
    With punched engraved iron axe-head fitted over the barrel muzzle, the latter fitted with pivoted cover, bevelled lock engraved with flowers, large flush-fitting sliding safety-catch at the rear, pierced engraved cock, slender wooden stock inlaid over its length with pierced engraved horN grotesques and animals, enriched with mother-of-pearl flowerheads, and all within panels of silver wire scrollwork sown with horn pellets, engraved bone basal cap with iron button, and later ramrod
    32 7/8in (83.5cm)


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