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This pistol was produced pre-1898. With tapering barrel formed with a low ridge and entirely covered with silver decorated with a nielloed arabesque pattern over its full surface, iron back-strap also covered with nielloed silver and incorporating a brief inscription, iron lock struck with maker's mark on the bridle and decorated with gold koftgari scrollwork throughout, wooden full stock entirely encased in leather and overlaid with shaped nielloed silver strapping at the rear, the pommel, barrelbands and fore-end cap each of silver decorated with a matching interlaced pattern of niello flowers, iron and gilded button trigger, and no provision for ramrod.
Ancient collection of former Russian White army general. His heirs in USA.
This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.
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