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Old 9th November 2017, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Gold Embellished Flintlock Pistol for id.

Gold Embellished Flintlock Pistol for id.
I did not find the same type in books by Robert Elgood ,could it be made for the Turkish maket ?
Any comment on it would be welcome.
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Old 9th November 2017, 06:44 PM   #2
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The zig zag pattern and pin method of laying in the silver wire on wood is very much the Turkish mark I compare other aspects to a pair of Flintlocks sold at auction recently . The plate work is similar at the muzzle and the trigger looks similar...From http://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2623M/lots/721
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Old 10th November 2017, 01:48 AM   #3
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Gold Embellished Flintlock Pistol for id.
I did not find the same type in books by Robert Elgood ,could it be made for the Turkish maket ?
Any comment on it would be welcome.


Hi
Your pistol is Turkish, not from the Balkan, not from North Africa.
For sure 100 % Turkish Ottoman of course probably with European parts (lock, barrel and maybe stock)
Its a beauty!
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Old 10th November 2017, 11:48 AM   #4
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Hi
Your pistol is Turkish, not from the Balkan, not from North Africa.
For sure 100 % Turkish Ottoman of course probably with European parts (lock, barrel and maybe stock)
Its a beauty!

Hi Kubur
Thank you for your comment.
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Old 10th November 2017, 04:37 PM   #5
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At least the very ornated sideplate the material of which differs much from the other mounts is probably a French attribution. See the the fotos of very similar examples of sideplates of French gunmakers GIRAUD, LAMOTTE and TEZENAS, all working iin the years about 1750/60.
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Old 17th November 2017, 03:20 PM   #6
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Hi Cerjak

WOW!!! Another really nice pistol. I agree with Kubur. To me, this pistol has Ottoman all over it. The lock style/work on this one is really attractive. The gun appears all complete and in good condition. A really nice find and addition.
Great example.

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Old 17th November 2017, 03:27 PM   #7
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At least the very ornated sideplate the material of which differs much from the other mounts is probably a French attribution. See the the fotos of very similar examples of sideplates of French gunmakers GIRAUD, LAMOTTE and TEZENAS, all working iin the years about 1750/60.
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Hi Corrado

Yes, it is interesting that many of these Eastern pistols immitated styling cues from French pistols of the first half of the 18th Century. And that styling seemed to remain popular for a long time.

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Old 17th November 2017, 03:54 PM   #8
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Thank you rick for your kind comment.
PS on the lock A: MOR Any idea about the signification ?
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Old 18th November 2017, 01:32 PM   #9
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Hi Cerjak

Hmmmm Sorry. I have no idea on that lock signature. Either the lock maker, the assembler of the pistol, or even the customer/owner.
Occassionally you will find English or other European script on these guns just added at some point in the assembly to give the gun a perceived added value.
But the letters on this one look intentional. So I'm going to guess it's the lock maker, due to the high quality of the lock.

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