Early Pair of Tosco-Emelian Snaphance Pistols

.44 caliber, 8.4375", no S/N. Bright finish, engraved and openwork steel mounts, hardwood stocks. Profusely engraved snaphance locks with flowing floral motifs. Sliding pan covers, flat, reinforced cocks engraved en-suite. Octagonal portion of barrels engraved with floral and feathery sprays, engraved openwork aprons at tangs. Mounted with steel belt hooks on the reverse. Plain steel butt caps with extended langets, steel ramrods.


Very good. Metal with scattered surface oxidation and discoloration and some light pitting. Locks mechanically functional, bores dirty and moderately oxidized. Stocks with scattered bumps and dings, as well as some minor wood loss and chipping along the edges of the forend, with some scattered minor grain cracks as well.

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
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