.65 caliber, 13.5" barrels, no S/N, 21" overall. A fine pair still retaining original length and elegant 17th century form by a well-listed and well-known Munich gunmaker. Barrels with engraved central rib. The round barrels with engraved central rib and "Steinweg in Munchen." Breech engraved with Roman soldier with shield in hand holding aloft a spear. Breech tang engraved with a military drummer. Convex lock engraved with a cupid bearing bow and quiver, the pointed tail engraved with a putti. Swan-neck cock chiseled in relief with acanthus. The frizzen chiseled in relief with a vase and flowers. Lock is signed in front of pan "Steinweg in Munchen." Cast brass mounts chased in relief. Brass thumbpiece with a crown spurred buttcaps in two pieces with classical figures and a portrait bust, possibly original owner. Elaborate openwork steel side plates. Figured walnut full stocks finely carved in relief behind rear ramrod pipe and further behind barrel tang.
Barrels are good smooth gray metal with all engravings still visible. Locks are polished with engraving remaining crisp. All small parts appear to be original to locks. Brass mounts slightly rubbed in place, but all intact. Figured stocks in remarkably good condition for a pair of 17th century flintlock pistols with no appreciable repairs, possibly retaining some original varnished finish. Ramrods are replacements. A very elegant pair of 17th century pistols. Should appeal to any collector of flintlocks.