The lock is probably French or Dutch c.1660’s
Most of the parts are also very early except the side plate
Which is later. A bit of a mystery....
It’s not been chopped. This is the actual barrel length.
It follows the early French Calvary pistols which had longer barrels.
It must have been made up as a belt pistol. The patina is exquisite.
The only flaw was a small wood chip just back of the muzzle on the lock side.
Eric von Aschwege restored it perfecto.
Length overall is 12”