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Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
Ottoman Martini pistol
last quarter 19th century
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. op0005
€ 690

Presented here is a rare Ottoman brass framed falling-block pistol. Probably made in the Balkans for the Turkish market with the brass block most likely further decorated by a reseller. Silver filigree decoration with 70% remaining. These pistols were already obsolete by the time they came into service. No visible markings.

- An example in the Atatürk ve Etnografya Müzesi, Denizli
- Robert Elgood, The Arms of Greece and her Balkan neighbours in the Ottoman period.

- Military Museum Istanbul (Askeri Muzesi), Arkadan Kapakli Tabanca, American Martini

26cm (10.24inch )