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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - September 2021

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Sale A0921 Lot 453

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AN INDO-PERSIAN 22-BORE FLINTLOCK KOFTGARI DECORATED HORSE-PISTOL WITH LOCK BY KNUBLEY, LONDON, no visible serial number,
probably assembled from pre-existing parts circa 1800, with octagonal to round tapering 11 1/4in. barrel profusely decorated with applied white metal bands, running vines and panels of arabesque scrolls incorporating centrally on the top-flat a deeply struck barrel-maker's tughra, the decoration extending along the top-tang, borderline engraved flat lock with stepped and pointed tail and signed 'KNUBLEY' below the pan, bridleless frizzen, working replacement swan-necked cock, walnut full-stock of Persian form decorated with white metal wire scrolls, engraved stars and recumbent moons, long-eared engraved and moulded brass butt-cap, engraved sideplate (probably later replacement), engraved brass trigger-guard with pineapple style finial and frozen (possibly false) blackened wood ramrod, filled repairs to both fore-end edges and wrist



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Estimate £300-500




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