Original Danish Model 1772/1806/48 Percussion Conversion Dragoon and Naval Pistol
Original Item: Only One Available. These are very rare, and seldom seen on the market. This pistol started life as a Flintlock model 1772 Dragoon/Naval Pistol
with a 13" barrel. It's successor, the Model of 1806, was very similar but was not fitted for a ramrod and had a barrel of 10 1/2".
In 1848 Denmark was commissioning many of its small arms from Liege in Belgium. In addition to buying new weapons, some small quantities of the original Flintlock Model 1772 Dragoon Pistols were sent to Liege to be converted to the Percussion Cap system. These modifications including the shortening of all the 13" barrels to the 10 1/2" used on 1806 models, with the loss of the front ramrod pipe. A cap-lock bolster was added to the barrel during the ignition conversion, and the lock now INCLUDED a Dog Lock Catch to act as a safety. Upon completion of the work the barrels were stamped LIEGE or BELGIUM on the left side next to where these pistols normally bear their Regimental Unit Markings.
Our example is absolutely text book, with an overall length of 18 inches. It has the BELGIUM stamp and the remains of the Regimental Markings and is in excellent cleaned and restored condition. Originally in 1772 production was limited to 5,000 pieces as Denmark is a small country and our example carries a serial number of 456 on the lock plate, butt cap, and barrel. A rare Military Pistol, with full military proofs, Ready to Display.
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