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German Flintlock Pistol, Early 18th C
High quality tapered 7" round barrel of 12 mm caliber with fine rifling and top flat, beautifully signed along its full length in silver "Ulrich Roos in Stuttgart" in script and bordered with silver floral scroll work; inlaid brass front bead sight. Unsigned lock with engraved swan-neck cock and faceted pan and frizzen. Figured walnut stock with checkered wrist and horn fore-end tip (minor bruises and ½" crack from breech to side plate. Brass trigger guard, butt cap, ramrod thimbles, and two small side plates. Horn-tipped wood ramrod. Blued lock screws and top jaw screw. Metal parts cleaned with some scattered light pitting; action needs adjustment to stay on full cock. Attractive pistol with exceptional barrel. Maker is not recorded in Stockel, but the style would indicate manufacture during the first quarter of the 19th C. Overall length 12 1/4".
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