A composite curious percussion gun with fine Roman type lock
dating: Mid 19th Century provenance: Italy, Composed of various pieces. Round, smooth-bore, 17 mm cal. barrel, decorated with rings, fore-sight; fine, Roman type flintlock to which a percussion cock has been added. Plate finely engraved with figures, bust and floral motifs. Wooden stock, embossed and decorated with mirror, five patchbox (two of which without cover) and deer horn trigger-guard. Parts missing and defects. length 126 cm.