In 1877 the Russians invaded the Ottoman Empire. The Turks however had a little surprise in store. The Ottoman Army was armed with the Winchester 1866. The Model 1866 was a lever action repeating rifle that was made in the US. The picture above is an example of a Winchester that the Turks modified for even greater firepower. The magazine and barrel was often extended to 20 or even 30 rounds and the rifle may be mounted on a bipod or tripod.
Underhammer Percussion Pistol- The Ashton brothers manufactured this .28 cal pistol in the years prior to the American Civil War. This style handgun was called a bootleg, boot, or even a whipsocket pistol. Featuring a part octagon, part round barrel, these single-shot pistols could be easily carried in the top of one's boot.
Sig P210 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol: This pistol presents some of the best repetitive floral engraving curves we've seen recently. It's especially nice to see how the engraver worked with the contours of the receiver to also elegantly highlight and outline features in flowing gold lines. Even the walnut grip panels on this pistol follow the floral motif repeating on the slide and frame. For those precious metal enthusiasts – the hammer, trigger, slide release & safety lever are all gold-plated.
Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol of Emperor Charles V, ca. 1540–45 Made by Peter Peck (1500/10–1596) German (Munich) Steel, etched and gilded; wood, inlaid with engraved staghorn