Antique Middle Eastern Flintlock Pistol (AH3799)
European made (probably Italian) for export to Albania as was the Custom of Italy and Spain to export to Muslim countries at the time. The decoration such as the silver buttcap and barrel shroud are most likely done in Prizren which is in modern day Kosovo. Barrel is 11” long and has scrolling tendrils in chiseled relief. The gold on the barrel and cock and lock are also Prizren work. The sock lock and trigger guard and sideplate and barrel are Italian work in our opinion. Very good condition and very buy appealing.