A over and under barrelled flintlock pocket pistol by Nock provenance: London dating: first quarter of the 19th Century description: Round, smooth, 10 mm cal. barrels; brass frame engraved with trophies and signed "H. NOCK" and "LONDON", stamps of the test bench; the parts of the mechanism are made of iron; secure lock. Wooden butt. dimensions: length 15 cm.
Indian tamancha torador (matchlock pistol), 18th to 19th century, 6 1/2 inch tapered two-stage barrel in .42 caliber smoothbore brass pin fore-sight; molded girdle retaining most of it's brass sheathing; breech section with integral rear sight; scalloped pan with swiveling cover. Barrel retained by two brass bands. Wooden stock of typical form, the iron sideplates with punched decoration; staghorn buttplate.
Turkish/Balkan Rat-tail Pistols- Possibly made for an Eastern potentate, this silver-mounted pair of pistols magically resists tarnishing. While the iron barrels on this pair have had issues with corrosion over the years, they provide cathodic protection for the silver components. In chemical terms, the less noble of the two conjoined metals corrodes for both. For those that want more than just two shots, the ramrod for this pair also conceals a stiletto dagger.
Ottoman flintlock kubur (holster pistols), 18th c, hardwood stocks inlaid with wire in rococo designs, the hallmarked silver furniture cast and chased with stands of arms, crescent and turban. Engraved motif locks, stepped and swamped barrels chiseled and inlaid with crescents in gold and silver. In their red leather double holster, embroidered in characteristic Ottoman motifs with silvered thread. Overall length 31.8 cm.
This is an antique 2mm rimfire double action six shot revolver, probably made in Germany or Belgium in the 1870's. This is a fully functional and shooting miniature revolver and shoots the antique thin rim 2mm rimfire cartridges. 2 1/16" long overall with a 27/32" barrel.