18TH CENTURY. See Stone fig. 327 #5. 59 ¾” length with 43.5” barrel tapered through its length and showing evidence of damascus twist. The muzzle stepped and flared with bead front sight and decorated thick gold overlay floral and geometry patterns. The breach with matching gold decoration surrounding a demonic deity in dramatic seated position. Gold decorated pan. Walnut stock with elegant dropped comb and brass mounts with four chiseled iron rondels chiseled in lion or demon faces. The stock with small splinters along the barrel channel as typical and made without provision for a ram rid which was carried separately for speed of reloading. An impressive and well crafted example.