Early example true to the Italian model which inspired them. Slender proportions and 19" total length. Just about 50% smaller than the later examples, distinctively elegant by comparison. Chiseled iron mounts throughout, which stand head and shoulders above cast brass. Each mount laboriously chiseled in foliage and inset with copper segments.12 3/8" .65 cal. barrel, tapered through its length, chiseled with large foliage and etched to bring out its forged Damascus pattern. Wood full stock with dummy ramrod and pewter back escutcheon. The fore end with wire wrap. Tang screw lacking and a replacement above. Trigger cracked and the end replaced in its working life. Side plate also a period replacement. Earlier than most and showing its greater age and service. Its quality iron mounts and sophisticated form distinguish it from the bulk of these.