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RUSSIAN COSSACK PISTOL, .54 cal, @ 1780 - 1808

The barrel maker, and or lock maker has inserted his Gold Medallion into the lock, which can be seen just below the hammer lock for the flint. It has Cyrillic letters  on the surface, maybe Turkish lettering. This Cossack Pistol has a 13 inch barrel, and is about .54 caliber. The slim wooden frame is covered in horse hide, and is a dark brown, nearly black. The cocking action, powder pan  frizzen, and hammer, ALL work, then release to fire perfectly. It is highly decorated with a "onion" style Ivory ball at the base of the grip. This is a common design in this pistol, varying from silver balls, to decorative wood. It must have been a colorful sight, to have seen the mounted Cossacks in their "native" outfits, carrying one or two of these pistols. Seldom seen in the U.S. , and will be probably fewer seen as we move into the future. PRICE $ 2,500 





This Pocket Flintlock has a 1-9/16 inch barrel, in the screw on and off Queen Anne style. It is approximate .46 caliber, obviously a single shot. The trigger descends when the pistol is cocked, and fires it accordingly. It was finished in the white, and today still appears in excellent condition, in the white with little to NO darkening or wear issues. The fit of French Oak, to metal is superb ! and shows little to no use. The barrel unscrews and returns flawlessly as does the cocking action. The frizzen raises and lowers correctly, and thus you have a PERFECT firing action. Yes, even the original flint is present. This pistol has a VERY unusual feature ! It has a SAFETY latch ( bar) which slides behind the hammer, with an interlocking pin.

A very unique Pocket Flintlock, with advanced concepts in safety, in really superb condition, and ALL original .

PRICE $650


****See first item under Curiosa Category, antique 1850 - 1860 French Shooting Cane......RARE Pin Fire, with excellent condition.


MARCH 15 , 2015


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