Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Black Forest, Germany
There is a very good book published by the Danish Arms and Armour Society as yearbook 2000:
Yurij A. Miller, Caucasian Arms from the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
After this I located the pistol to Georgia but it could have been made in Dagestan too, the differences are very small.
From the second half of the 18th. century Tiflis, the capital of Georgia, began to play a dominant role in the art of weaponry of this country. But the Georgian origin of firearms is sometimes hard to establish, because gunmakers from Dagestan and Circassia worked in Tiflis in periods. When they created their worksthey used their own common methods and traditional decoration techniques.
Very interesting is that the barrel of my pistol has probably been made in Turkey. Turkish made gun and pistol barrels were famous for their high quality and so they were highly appreciated in the Middle East and the Cuacasus region. In fact they became so popular that they were even exported to Russia.