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Pistol - Arabian, Flintlock, early 18th century Object Reg. No: ST 021850

Flintlock holster pistol, cal. 19 bore (.625), smooth bore, swamped round barrel, 29.70cm long with foliate engraving at breech end and similar motif towards muzzle.

Middle eastern, probably Arabian, early 18th century.
Barrel attached to stock by two fixing pins. Steel side lock and hammer on R.H.side with decorative engraving, brass triggerguard with finial extension, brass side plate, octaoganally pointed decorated brass butt cap with long spurs, embossed silver escutcheon inlaid into back of stock. Wooden stock extends almost to muzzle and decoratively carved around barrel tang and inlaid with silver wire, wooden ramrod.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14.70 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 47.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 29.70cm

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Tagged with: pistols arabian
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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