A Very Interesting Spanish Presentation Percussion Belt Pistol
A Very Interesting Antique Spanish Presentation Percussion Belt Pistol, dated 1844. 7 3/8", .67 cal. steel octagon-to-round-to-cannon muzzle barrel with presentation inlaid on the top in Silver "D Cerraduras' ? over 'Por Pedro Ma Aguire', over 'En Eybar 1844' with decorative scrolls. The lock is of fine quality and engraved 'En Eybar' with a fantastic percussion hammer in the form of a LION sitting atop a serpent. Brass furniture includes a butt cap with lanyard ring; side plate engraved with a serpent's head and made to accept a belt hook (now missing). Steel ram rod. All steel parts have a very light surface pitting. The stock is solid; has a checkered grip; missing a chip from the upper edge of the left side of fore-end at muzzle; has scratches and dings from years of handling. In good mechanical working order.
Note; This pistol is the type brought from Spain to Mexico and used in late Colonial California before it became a state on September 9, 1850.
Consignment; Collins Collection, 2015., (ASQQQMC)