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Presented here is an 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 )
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