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Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap
Unknown Maker, circa 1725 to 1760, a delightful example - SOLD

Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, right facing

Decorated with four outstanding engraved faces, a feathered serpent; pierced and filed leafy devices behind tang and ornamenting the left side. The buttcap with long side-tangs features four tri-part engraved leafy devices centered by molded outside edge. The waterproof pan is sealed by a sliding-cover having a dolphin-like thumbpiece. Brass two stage .45-caliber barrel, octagonal to wedding band continuing to tapering round; molded muzzle. Carved figured wood stock is steel-mounted, molded forend cap, trigger guard, pipes and buttcap. The lock functions fine, however, we note that it is loose from use/wear. (Couple extremely minor stock imperfections mentioned for accuracy. Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.
(Overall L: 12.5"; barrel L: 5.75")

308-412

SOLD

Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, left facing
Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, butt plate
Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, lock plate
Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, lock plate 2
Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, trigger guard
Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, ram rod
Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, detail 1
Italian Snaphaunce Flintlock Pistol, Raised Faces on Hammer & Frizzen, Screw & Butt Cap, tang



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