An unusual 13 bore Indian flintlock holster pistol
An unusual 13 bore Indian flintlock holster pistol c 1800-1850. The octagonal barrel is fitted with a brass stylised monster’s head muzzle sheath, with engraved decoration. Fullstocked, the lock of East India Company type is engraved with a stylised lion (?). The brass furniture includes a backstrap and pierced hinged finial to buttcap; steel swivel ramrod. The stock extensively inlaid with engraved ivory flower heads and pellets, and with chequered grip. Dark patina overall.
Barrel length 9¼” (23.3cms) Overall length 15¼” (39cms)