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Old 5th March 2021, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Id on these flintlock pistols please!

Hello Gentlemen (and Ladies?)

These pistols are for me somewhat of a mystery regarding country of origin and perhaps age.

They came from an old well renowned Polish collection that were scattered in the late thirties.

Length is 49 cm and all steel parts are lavishly decorated with abundance of figures and human faces. I cant pin-point in which cultural context these ornaments belong. I assume that it is from somewhere in middle east/Turkey/Balkans or even africa.
I rule out countries that have islamic religion due to the fact that depiction of humans are not in line with that belief.

Quality is somewhere in the middle and as you can see a bit naive perhaps and some of the figures looks like ancient roman warriors.

These pistols have now been puzzling me for a year and I am thankful if anyone can tell me what it is?
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