A unusual Continental all-metal 50 bore flintlock double barrelled box lock pistol. Late 18th century of German origin. Featuring two stage brass barrels, each with a nail band at the muzzle and midsection, boarder engraved part octagonal breeches, decorated with running foliage. Integral brass action, engraved with a garland on each side, boarder engraved flat sided brass butt with hooked pommel (minor damage) and engraved with flowering foliage along both sides including one emerging from a vase.The back of the butt en-suite and with the initials M. S. On a banner amid foliage above the signature of (Mathias Schott), a pierced brass plate behind the cocks, secured by two screws. Boarder engraved brass trigger guard decorated with further foliage. Barrels measuring 4.7cms and overall length 21cms.