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. Elgood, pl. 265 for an example according in detail, quality and proportions. Compare to Elgood, pl.261-4, pistols contemporary with and produced by the same makers, but lacking the proportions of these two fine examples. 20 3/8" overall with stock entirely sheathed in engraved brass with 10 white metal grape clusters" along the back, flanking four raised ribs. The 12" barrel with sighting top flat is chiseled in foliage at the breech. It shows wear, staining and some isolated pitting typical for these. The lock is decorated with circle and line motif. The stock is complete, and undamaged other than a few superficial bruises.

 

 

Stock Number: FNS6457

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