A 22-BORE PERCUSSION INDO-PERSIAN RIFLED HOLSTER-PISTOL WITH FALSE SIGNATURE, serial no. 97,
circa 1830, with fine etched damascus 10 1/2in. octagonal barrel, the top-flat marked in gold koftgari near the breech 'No 97' (possibly an arabic inscription), floral engraving to the breech-block with gilt detail, engraved top-tang with further gilt detail, border and scroll engraved bar-action lock with moulded snail and applied gilt detail, false signature to the bar, en-suite hammer, dipped tail, extensively carved dark walnut half-stock with relief carving around the top-tang, heel and fore-end, further gilt detail to the iron furniture pieces, white metal barrel key escutcheons and no provision for ramrod
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