Original 19th Century Balkan Embossed Brass Clad Flintlock Mediterranean "Pirate" Pistol - circa 1820

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very typical Balkan-style flintlock pistol from the early 19th century, as often used by the Barbary and Aegean pirates of the Mediterranean. The stock on this example is almost entirely clad in lovely embossed and engraved sheet brass. Only around the lock and barrel can the underlying wooden stock still be seen.

This is a particularly nice example retaining ALL its brass cladding, all complete and simply great. The engraved and embossed designs are lovely, and while it looks to have a ramrod channel, it may just be a faux ramrod where the front end has broken off. At sea the ramrod was usually carried on a strap around the neck.

The pistol has a very nice engraved lock plate, which may be a trade lock from elsewhere in Europe. It still functions correctly, holding at half cock and firing at full. There are also some proof / touch marks on the left side of the barrel, next to what look to be collection acquisition marks in red paint. It looks like at some point parts of the cladding may have been colored red for contrast, but most of that is now gone.

These are just the weapons carried by Brigands and Pirates of the Mediterranean Sea that caused so much trouble to the Europeans in the early 1800s. Ready to Display!


Year of Manufacture: Circa 1820
Caliber: .63" Pistol
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Overall Length: 19 inches
Barrel Length: 12 inches
Action: Miquelet Lock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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