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.
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...
These come-alongs were made in Germany by Kayser, probably between WW I and WW II.
These flexible cuffs were called "Come-alongs" because once put around someone's wrist and closed, all it took was a slight twist of the wrist by the person in charge and no matter how big the prisoner was......they came-along without an argument!
This particular set has a chain that is heavy and quite long at 10 inches, the overall length is 13.5 inches and they would have been able to control a ...
Vintage wooden hat form circa 1900 to 1930 (used in the photos of my hats listed for sale under miscellaneous).
This is a rare Model 1853 Austro-Hungarian Pioneer Short Sword. You can tell this weapon was privately purchased by the lack of regimental markings and the fact that it has custom goat horn grips instead of the standard ones made of wood. In overall very good condition with minor period wear to the blade and scabbard and it has a nice natural patina.
Overall length is 24 1/4 inches long, the blade is 18 5/8 inches long