Double barrel percussion pistol, second half of the 19th cen.
Probably made in Europe for a customer located in Russia. The pistol was converted back into a flint lock. The pistol could have been used as a hunting weapon as well as self defense. The Russian name between the barrels reads as “I. Bykov (И. Быков)”. The name belongs to the gunsmith not the owner. In the Russian registry of gun makers of the time, there is a record of A. Bykov probably the father of our pistol maker. Also there is a hunting rifle made by A. Bykov at the State Historical Museum in Moscow. Length: 40 cm. Starting price: 1100€