A LARGE 20-BORE FLINTLOCK WHITE-METAL & CORAL-MOUNTED OTTOMAN HOLSTER-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, serial no. 1,
probably a pairing mark, the pistol circa 1780 with two-stage iron 16in. barrel, carved beaded girdle, the barrel flats carved with white metal inlaid running vines arabesque panels, the top-tang with rectangular panels of similar vines, narrow bevel edged lock with pointed tail and further applied white metal relief moulded panels, broad pan with narrow powder channel and rainproof surround, ribbed face to the frizzen, swan necked cock with further applied white metal decoration, dark walnut full-stock (possibly broken through and repaired at wrist) profusely covered in white metal complex shaped panels mounted with multiple tear-drop shaped pink coral pieces, embossed long-eared silver butt-cap bearing foreign hallmarks, the pommel mounted with a coral bead, embossed white metal trigger guard bow and nose-cap and fitted with a possibly later iron ramrod
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