Rare Early Spanish Madrid Lock Flintlock Pistol Circa 1730

.60 caliber, 10" slightly swamped octagonal-to-round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, gilt brass and silver mounts, hardwood stock. Top of barrel with the gold maker's marks of A.P. Esteva and invade silver decorative motifs. Original flintlock with gold maker's mark of Ose P. Deop. 4.875" flat beveled lock is profusely engraved with tight foliate patterns at the tail and a Griffin under the pan. Bridled and fenced pan with grooved steel face, flat beveled swan neck cock engraved en-suite with the lock with a ring style top jaw screw. Deeply chiseled brass mounts with applied silver classical heroic busts on the thumb plate, butt cap and triggerguard. Stock with raised carved foliate apron at tang and incised lines along forend and around lock. Wood ramrod. A. Pedro Esteva worked in Barcelona ca 1714-1750.


Very good. Metal cleaned to bright and now dulling with scattered light oxidation and discoloration on the barrel. Lock a dull smoky gray color with crisp engraving. Mechanically functional, oxidized bore with some pitting and dirt. Stock with scattered bumps and dings, a repaired crack through the wrist above the thumb plate, with some replaced wood and added finish. 

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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