Pair (2) of A. Pedro Esteva, Barcelona Miquelet Flintlock Pistols, .68 caliber. Top of barrel stamped "A.P/EST/VA" surmounted by a crown with additional hallmark, one pistol with proof mark surmounted by a crown to left side of lock plate. Scrolling foliate and cannon engravings throughout including hardwood stocks, gilt-brass mounts, and iron furniture, transitional octagonal to round barrels, trigger guard tangs with engraved pineapple finials, butt caps with engraved mascarons, wooden ramrods with brass caps, iron bootstraps to right side of lockplates, blank German silver inlaid shield-shaped escutcheons to butt stocks. Barrel length: 9 3/4". Overall length: 16". First half 18th century.
Overall very good condition with light dings, light scattered pepper pitting to iron, brass with some areas of tarnish, one pistol with 1/4" break to brass band on right side of butt stock. Stocks with dings, scattered areas of loss, largest 1/8" x 1" to wood near butt caps, one pistol with hairline across width of grip. Some nails to forestocks and lockplates appear to be missing. Bores are dirty with no visible rifling. Minor dents to German silver escutcheons.