Balkan, late 18th century, styled after captured English examples. See Held, pl.276-277. 17" length with 10 3/8" octagonal/round .70 cal barrel with integral front sight. The breech with spurious European proof and oval Islamic mark. The top and breech end with chiseled band decoration. Fine lock with roller frizzen, probably of European make. Held points out that these pistols were made of components of widely diverse sources. Further, the guns were often decorated far from where they were made. Cock and lock plate decorated in the European taste including a spurious maker's name. Engraved brass furniture and removable dummy ramrod. The barrel bright with light Damascus twist graining and minor oxidation. Minor blemishes to the wood including small repair at the ramrod tube, but superior condition overall for these.