A Pair Of 34-Bore Italian Flintlock Pistols

BY PIETRO LORANDI, BRESCIA (?), SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY

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A Pair Of 34-Bore Italian Flintlock Pistols
By Pietro Lorandi, Brescia (?), second half of the 18th Century
Reconverted from percussion, with two-stage barrels, the octagonal breeches each with raised longitudinal ribs, signed flat bevelled locks each with stepped tail, figured moulded walnut full stocks each inlaid with silver wire scrollwork around the barrel tang and mother-of-pearl escutcheon, iron mounts including spurred pommels, and later iron-tipped ramrods
8.7/8in. (22.5cm.) (2)

Lot Essay

Nolfo di Carpegna dates Pietro Lorandi to the first half of the 18th Century, and lists a number of locks and barrels bearing his signature. See Nolfo di Carpegna, Brescian Firearms, Rome, 1997, pp. 189-190.
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