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A CAUCASIAN FLINTLOCK TAPANCHA PISTOL

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
A CAUCASIAN FLINTLOCK TAPANCHA PISTOL
A fine example of Kubachi workmanship, wrought entirely in silver, engraved and nielloed in characteristic motifs involving intertwining leaves and vines, the miquelet lock likewise embellished. The fine damascus barrel with chiseled motifs, struck with a maker's mark and inlaid with gold at the breech. Inscribed on the backstrap, OWNER ASHAR ['] 1279 (1862/3 c.e.)Dated 1862/3.Worn overall .Overall length 36.7 cm. Condition III