This pistol is exemplary of those produced in the primary manufacturing center, Elbasan, in central Albania and represents the type in its finest form. Its long elegant proportions distinguish it from most of its contemporaries. See R. Held, pl. 265 for an example according in detail, quality and proportions. Compare to Held, pl.261-4, pistols contemporary with and produced by the same makers, but lacking the proportions of these two fine examples. 21 1/8" overall with stock entirely sheathed in engraved brass with six white metal grape clusters" along the back, each side. The 12 5/8" barrel with top flat for sighting, is chiseled with foliage at the forte. It shows wear some pitting at the muzzle, typical for these. The lock is excellent with a uniform gray surface. The stock is complete, and undamaged other than a few superficial bruises.

 

 

Stock Number: FNS5559

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