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Pair of Flintlock Pistols Made for Ferdinand IV, King of Naples and Sicily (1751–1825)

Manufacturer: Royal Arms Manufactory at Torre Annunziata (Italian, Naples, established 1757)
Gunsmith: Michele Battista (Spanish, active in Naples, Italy, recorded about 1760–90)
Barrelsmith: Emanuel Esteva (Spanish, active in Naples, Italy, recorded about 1768–73)
Date: ca. 1768
Geography: Naples
Culture: Italo-Spanish, Naples
Medium: Steel, chiseled, blued, and gilt; wood, inlaid with engraved silver
Dimensions: L. of each 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm); L. of each barrel 11 1/16 in. (28.1 cm); Cal. .63 in. (16.0 mm); Wt. of each 2 lb. 4 oz. (1021 g)
Classification: Firearms-Pistols
Credit Line: Gift of Henry Walters, 1926
Accession Number: 26.259.5, .6

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