Especially elegant proportions. Slender ass skin covered stock with large ivory ball butt. Silver niello mounts including three broad barrel bands, side plate, back strap, lower mount and trigger. Good quality lock with makers mark to the bridle and original leather thumb shield. 11" .50 cal. tapered barrel. Complete and mechanically excellent. Lock and barrel bright-just slight frosty pitting to the lock, negligible for the period. Mounts excellent. Cossacks supported the Russian aristocracy and were persecuted after the Bolshevik Revolution. Quality rarely encountered.