Pair of Flintlock Pistols (1 of 2)

Pair of Flintlock Pistols (1 of 2)

early 1700s

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Steel with gold inlay, gilt-brass mounts; walnut burl stock; chiseled high-relief decoration

Overall: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.); Barrel: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.); Bore: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.50.1

Description

The exquisite ornament along the breech of the barrel is chiseled and engraved. The barrel of this pistol is signed g. massin, the name of a gunsmith working in eastern France or French-speaking Flanders, possibly the city of Liège.

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