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This gun is as classic a real “pirate pistol” you will find. Family legend holds this was a souvenir from the Barbary Coast wars and this gun is of that vintage (1790-1820). The gun overall measures 15-1/2″ with 9-1/2″ 54 caliber tapered barrel. The barrel has Turkish proofs with incised engraving with gold decoration. Gun is brass mounted. Lock, hammer and brass mounts are all engraved with arabesque design. Stock has relief carved moldings and gun has overall elegant lines. PROVENANCE: A most historical and important collection from the estate of Maria Decatur Mayo Deyo (Lila) Garnett of Kittery Point, Maine. CONDITION: Gun appears original, complete and “as found” with dark mixed patinas to brass and iron. Stock is sound with hand worn patina and a small apparently contemporary inset repair on left side between trigger bow and lock escutcheon. Gun is functional though does not hold full-cock well. 52714-188 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2078

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Auction: Fine Art, Asian & Antiques - Winter 2018
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