German Silver Mounted German Flintlock Holster Pistol by: I. CHRISTOPH KUCHENREITER, #2676 Firearms
A Fine Antique German Silver Mounted German Flintlock Holster Pistol by; I. CHRISTOPH KUCHENREITER, circa. 1740-1770. 10'' .48 cal. iron barrel struck on the top flat w/maker's cartouche lined in gold, inlaid w/silver decoration and maker's name; 'I. CHRISTOPH KUCHENREITER'. Lock engraved w/maker's name. Silver furniture. Stock has wonderful decorative high relief carving and horn muzzle cap w/an age crack through the end of the fore-end just in front of the silver entry ram rod pipe, otherwise solid w/scratches and dings from years of service. 16'' overall. A very fine pistol in good working order.
Note; Johann Christoph Kuchenreiter (1); Born 1670, Died 1743; (2) Born 1755, Died 1818. The KUCHENREITER Family of gun makers is one of the best regarded of all of the Germanic makers and made arms for the Royal houses of Austria and Germany.