The flintlock is a type of firearm with a flint striking ignition mechanism, which is filled with gunpowder and fired once from the hand. Workshops for the production of these weapons were developed in southern Serbia and in Kosovo and Metohija, so that the flintlocks were given epithets according to their origin (“pećanka”, “skadarka”), or according to the method of production, as in this case. The “zlatka” flintlock in a luxurious shape is chained with gilded silver, and in a more modest edition, as in our example, the handle and the implant are covered with brass with engraved decorative details. The barrel is made of steel, smooth and without sights, and the frame of the trigger is also decorated with engraving. The flintlocks were worn tucked into a wide belt called silav, singly or in pairs.

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