Original Ottoman Empire Silver Encased Flintlock Holster Pistol- Circa 1810
Original Item: Only One Available. Well this is just striking! This authentic flintlock holster pistol dating from about 1810 is fully silver encased with highly embossed silver plates. The grip is swathed in navy blue corded velvet and the face of the lock is smothered in embossed decoration cut into the steel. The steel barrel is 12.5 inches long; the pistol is 19.5 inches in overall length.
This pistol presents wonderfully and is one of the best examples of its kind we have ever handled. The silver is stunning and this will be a credit to any collection.
This type of flintlock pistol was in use throughout the Mediterranean from the Pirates of Tripoli in North Western Africa right around the southern shore, through Libya and Egypt, up through the Levant, what are now Israel, Lebanon and Syria, and throughout what is now modern day Turkey. This was all the Ottoman Empire that existed from the 15th century until it's collapse in 1918 with the end of World War One.
Drop dead gorgeous, ready to display and 100% authentic.
This product is not available for shipping in US state(s)
This product is available for international shipping.
- IMA considers all of our antique guns as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering because they are not legally considered firearms. No FFL, C&R or any license is required to posses, transport, sell or trade Antique guns. All rifles and muskets sold by IMA that were manufactured prior to 1899 are considered Antiques by the US BATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms). Therefore, all of IMA's Antique guns may be shipped to all US States and most nations around the world.
These antique guns are not sold in live condition. They are sold as collector’s items or as wall hangers. Any attempt at restoring an antique gun to be operational is strongly discouraged and is done so at the risk of the customer. By purchasing an antique gun from IMA you thereby release IMA, its employees and corporate officers from any and all liability associated with use of our Antique guns.
Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe.
- Not eligible for payment with Paypal or Amazon