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Flintlock Pistol

c. 1670
Overall: 45.1 cm (17 3/4 in.); Barrel: 27.6 cm (10 7/8 in.); Bore: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)
Weight: 1000 g (2.2 lbs.)
Location: 210C Firearms
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This type of pistol fired only once before needing to be reloaded, so they were often produced in matched pairs.


The chiseling of gun ornament is a task comparable to sculpture on a miniature scale, carried out in an extremely hard material. Since this was usually beyond the skill of most gunsmiths, it was not uncommon for such work to be contracted out as occured here.
Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

c. 1670

Italy, Brescia, 17th century

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