A ¾” chip of wood is missing at the rear of the barrel tang. The stock was broken under the lock area at one time and required a piece of new wood, approx. 5 ½” long to be replaced.
The silver piece tacked to the stock in front of the lock on the grip was also replaced at the same time. The original piece of silver being lost or looted.
Several pieces of the locks interior mechanism, including the main spring, have been replaced causing the lock plate not to fit properly into the stock but the lock does function correctly
One silver ram rod pipe near the front of the barrel is missing.
The ram rod was never intended to be used to load the pistol. It is too short and there is no channel in the stock for a ram rod of correct length to go down any farther
Total Length: 18”
Barrel Length: 11 3/8”
Ringed at muzzle, 14 gauge or .68 caliber
English or French type, grooved frizzen pr steel; covered fence over frizzen spring. Note; This covered fence is a carry over from a feature used on early miquelet and snaphgance locks. (see pictures) chiseled designs inlayed in silver
Silver mounts, coarsely executed floral designs and trophies of Turkish Arms and equipment on side plate and around the barrel. A cast silver buttplate. Cast silver trigger guard with an acorn shaped front final. Note: the mark “VB” on the buttplate, sideplate, rear ramrod pipe, trigger guard and the “V” on the top of the rear barrel band are probably false or imitation, “touch marks”, used by western European silver smiths.