Ammolite is the fossil shell of the Upper Cretaceous Ammonite, a squid-like marine animal. Ammonites lived about 70 to 75 million years ago, and were a favoured delicacy of the Mosasaur, a marine reptile. It would sink its teeth into the ammonite, the body would be devoured and the shell discarded and then fall to the sea bottom. Over millions of years the sediment would preserve the shell and this mineral-rich environment created iridescent greens, reds, yellows, rare blues and violets...
Pa Kua Chang is an internal discipline developed in the early ninteenth century, based on the eight tri-grams in the 800 year-old "I Ching" (Book of Changes). The training weapons are oversized to develop strength and balance (they were seldom used in battle)...
The matchlock is generally a very long rifle and it is considered to be the earliest ancestor of the modern hand held weapons...
This beautifully carved Continental flintlock pistol is decorated with silver and silver wire inlay; the stock is Walnut. Made circa 1750, this pistol is unusual in that it has both carved and silver decorations. The ramrod is a replacement.
I always recommend checking with a qualified gunsmith before firing any antique firearm.
Comes with Professional Appraisal.
Because this pistol is an antique is does not have to be registered in Canada or the USA.
Flintlock pistol by Jn. Mann & Sons of Glasgow Scotland made specifically to be used for trade with the Native Indians of North America.
Made circa 1820, It has a full stock of walnut with rope burn tiger striping with brass furniture...
The Tlingit (sometimes spelled Tlinkit) are an Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. They call themselves Lingít, meaning "human beings. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticit...
This unusual, hand engraved, Belgian, Mariette Brevette rolling block pin fire pistol was copied after the Remington Model 1871 Army Pistol.
This large bore 50 cal. pistol was most probably used for dueling as most single shot pin fire pistols are a good deal smaller and were usually hidden in muffs or vest pockets. There is a Belgian black powder proof mark on the left side of barrel that was in use starting in 1810, the underside is stamped "Mariette Brevette" plus there is an inspec...