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A Superb 19th Century, Antique, French, Side By Side, Rifled, Double Barrelled, Percussion Pistol

Stock Number: 20180531

£2300 GBP

Offered for Sale is this very fine quality, Antique, Double Barrelled Percussion Pistol. With 2, Side by Side 7 inch, Rifled Barrels, of 0.75 Calibre. Manufactured in France in the mid 19th Century. Of the highest quality. C 1850

Period

C 1850

Dimensions

See Text

Geographical area

Mainland Europe

Category: Firearms

Description

Offered for Sale is this very fine quality, Antique, Double Barrelled Percussion Pistol. With 2, Side by Side 7 inch, Rifled Barrels, of 0.75 Calibre. Each barrel to a superb, smooth, unblemished brown Damascas Twist finish. The multigroove rifled bore is in good condition, with minimal staining. There are 2 white metal percussion hammers, each linked to it’s individual side plate.. The RHS inscribed in scripted letters “Pondervaux & Tussy”/and the LHS “St.Etienne” There is a white metal lower trigger tang, a trigger guard, and double triggers. Action to half and full cock, is very strong. There are intact nipples to each barrel breech. The 2 barrels have an upper barrel rib, ending with an engraved upper tang to the breech end. The one piece walnut stock has a very high quality figured grain, with a high quality varnished finish. There are no cracks, dings, or blemishes.. The butt cap has a mounted lanyard ring. Complete with a white metal removable ramrod. Manufactured in France. The o/a length is 12-3/4 inchs

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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