A Good PAIR of Antique German Flintlock Pistols by KUCHENREUTER
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A Good PAIR of Antique German Flintlock Pistols by IOH and KUCHENREUTER, circa. 18th Century. 6.25", .44 caliber octagon-to-round steel barrel with maker mark stamped on the top of breech, maker name in silver inlay "IOH and KUCHENREUTER". The locks have sliding safetys and engraved "HESS-A-ZWEYBRCKER". All brass furniture includes wonderful decorative chiseled and engraved high-relief depictions of foliage and hunt scenes. The pistols are in original flintlock configuration. 11.5" overall length. The wood stock has nice decorative carving around all parts, a small chip missing from the lower edge of the lock mortise, overall the stocks are solid with light scratches and dings from years of handling. Both stocks have horn fore-ends. Both have matching horn-tip wood ram rods. A very nice pair of pistols !
One pistol is good mechanical working order. The other pistol needs some adjustment.