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Early 1700s Brescian maker signed flintlock pistol - $1150.00

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Early 1700s Brescian flintlock pistol signed on lock "Gio Poeta" and on barrel "LAZARO LAZARINO" on barrel. 9-1/2" barrel, about 16" overall, about .60 caliber bore. Nicely crafted with sculpted brass furniture including intricate openwork sideplate with 3 serpent heads and engraved brass buttcap. Wrist escutcheon absent and filled. High grade burl grain stock shows average wear and use with scattered edge chips, a couple minor grain cracks, and forearm repaired at ramrod ferule. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.