A CAUCASIAN FLINTLOCK TAPANCHA PISTOL
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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

Auctions Imperial is pleased to announce our 2013 sale, to be held March 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Over 300 lots of choice antique arms and armor including armor, helmets, shields, swords, daggers, battleaxes, maces, halberds, matchlocks, flintlocks and percussion pieces will be offered. Our fine selection for 2013 includes broadswords, baskethilts, shamshirs, shashkas, palas, kindjals, khanjars, tulwars and spears, as well as chain mail and breastplates. This sale will also include important swords and daggers from the Greek War of Independence and the armor of the Khan of Crimea. Register now through ICOLLECTOR to bid online. THERE ARE MORE AND LARGER IMAGES OF EACH LOT SHOWN IN OUR ONLINE CATALOG AT OUR WEBSITE Questions? Call 323 851 2345