A 20 bore Italian silver mounted flintlock holster pistol by A. Rossini, circa 1780. Three stage barrel divided by chiselled bead work mouldings, stamped with gold line fleur de lys marks over the breech and a larger crowned fleur de lys in the centre retained by a large silver muzzle band incorporating the foresight. Barrel length 31.7cms. Overall length 46cms.
Chiselled tang, signed lock chiselled with scrolls on the tail. Carved full stock decorated with raised mouldings. The spine of the butt overlaid with a large silver panel chased with scrolls. Full silver mounts comprising solid side plate, spurred pommel, trigger guard and ramrod pipes, all decorated with scrolls ensuite with butt.
Agostimo Rossini is recorded in Gardona Val Trompia in the district of Bresche circa 1783. A pistol signed by Rossini is preserved in the Nationnl Museum of Budapest. See N. D. Carpegna, 1997 page 213.
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