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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 32

    A TURKISH PERCUSSION SERVICE PISTOL; AND A COMPOSITE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOL

    THE FIRST THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    THE SECOND 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A TURKISH PERCUSSION SERVICE PISTOL; AND A COMPOSITE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOL
    THE FIRST THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    THE SECOND 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The first with sighted smooth-bore barrel engraved with a calligraphic cartouche and a small motif on the breech, plain lock engraved with the inscription 'Amir' Abd al-Rahman' and with the further inscription 'Workshop of Huda'(?) at the rear, wooden full stock, a gilt-brass and enamel openwork crown cast in relief and inset behind the tang, brass mounts of regulation type, and stirrup ramrod; the second converted from flintlock, with brass barrel struck with a mark, FM in a shield, Maastricht lock (rubbed), walnut stock, and brass mounts.
    14in (35.6cm) and 11in (28cm) (2)


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