Georgia or Dagahstan, early 19th century. 16 1/4" total length. 9" flared muzzle barred with triple ridges evolving into arabesques at both ends. Miquelet flintlock. Circassian walnut full stock elaborately inlaid with bone and mother of pearl. The field with profuse brass piques and segmented circular inlays in the Ottoman taste. The barrel with scattered frosty pitting. Stock and lock excellent. Very rare and dating to the most turbulent period of history for the region as it changed from Persian to Russian rule and back again before settling under Russian rule in 1813. In the 1820’s and 30’s open rebellion against Russia was supported by the Imamate of Daghestan and continued until 1864.