Very rare and exceptionally beautiful Caucasian flintlock rifle with Crimean made Damascus steel barrel decorated with thick gold inlay. Five silver and niello bands are finished with niello design and all stamped with Russian Imperial silver hallmarks. The lock is in working order. The stock is made of wall nut tree. It is decorated with mother of pearl inserts. The butt is made of ivory.
Overall length is 40 in., 102 cm. excellent condition.