Horst Held = Antique Handguns
541 Lynnie Pennie Lane Midlothian, Texas 76065
Diomede Adventi, gun maker of Ottoman origin,
Stockel: Diomede Adeventi - Adiventi - Adventi, Brescia, circa 1665 - 1710, iron-cutter,
circa 1700 made pair of flintlock pistols, caliber .65, 11" barrel with Ottoman inscription on top and not identified proof stamp almost like Birmingham, the lock with two-line inscription and with strong springs in good working order, fully shafted and deeply carved, a heavy butt cap, rich oriental brass decoration. Uncommon the front piece around the barrel doesn't contain a ramrod but can be completely removed. The pair meanwhile 300 years old shows some wear but is still functional, very rare and attractive! $3,750.