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ELEGANT AND VERY FINE CIRCA 1750 FREDRICH JAKOB BOSLER FLINTLOCK PISTOL MADE WITH ELABORATE SPANISH BARREL.
Bbl. 12 1/2″. 18″ overall, stippled oct. to rnd. barrel, chisel engraved beaded wedding band transition w/ gold insets of maker Diego Esquibel, Madrid 1734.
Engraved lock signed “F. J. BOSLER / a Darmstadt”, unsupported serpentine cock, unbridled frizzen, faceted pan, chamfered edges, long rebated tail. Silver plated brass mounted stock w/ raised arabesque scroll carving behind tang & forward of triggerguard. Incised carved wood trigger guard covered by ornate engraved brass w/ raised wood molding. Thumb plate has crown over panoply of arms w/ oval inset unknown crest. Lock escutcheons in the shape of dolphins. Bosler who worked from about 1740-1790 was well known German gun maker who often used high quality beautifully sculpted Spanish or Italian barrels such as on this elaborate showpiece.