Cassiano Zanotti Snaphaunce Pistol Pair - This .60 caliber pair incorporated the snaphaunce firing mechanism, the earliest form of the flintlock. These pistols, which include decorative metal inlays & wood carvings, were typical arms produced in the region between Florence & Bologna during the late 18th & early 19th centuries. Dated from 1782, the pistols bear the initials “C.Z.” on the inside of the lockplate. They are attributed to Cassiano Zanotti, the son of a gunsmithing family.
The Thompson is an American submachine gun, which was invented by John T. Thompson in 1919. The Thompson became infamous during Prohibition, being utilized by both lawmen and criminals. It had many nicknames, including "Tommy Gun," "Chicago Organ Grinder," and "Chicago Typewriter."