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Old 04-19-2008, 10:23 AM
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Now we can move on to some of the "nicer" examples of the engraver's art.
These pistols would be owned by those of "means"

The first 3, although made by different makers & in different localities, have (IMHO) VERY similar designs.
1. the 1st 2 are from the Doune area. ( ca. 1700 - 1720 ??) IMHO, the top pistol is of the earliest date.


2. This is a pistol made in Glasgow by Patrick Buchanan (ca. 1717-1724 )



Does anyone have any THOUGHTS on
1.The designs themselves ???
2. Possible "INFLUENCES" ???
2. How the ENGRAVING was done ???

Thank you

Puffer
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