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Original European French-Style Percussion Pocket Pistol circa 1840-1850

Regular price $745.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This came to us from a Collection that was put together in the 1950's and 1960's and remained in storage ever since. It is a truly charming small Percussion Pocket Pistol with an overall length of 7 3/4", certainly Continental and very likely of French origin. This features a fold away trigger that only appears once the hammer is cocked. It has a 3 1/4" screw-off barrel with a rifled bore of approximately 7/16". The frame bears deeply engravings with foliage motifs and others.

The grip is made of Ebony and is fluted in the French style. The gun dates from 1840-1850 and was used for personal defense.

In lovely display condition.

Specifications: 

Year of Manufacture: circa 1840-1850
Caliber: about 7/16"
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder with Percussion Cap
Overall Length: 7 3/4 inches
Barrel Length: 3 1/4 inches
Action: Percussion top action
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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Shipping Restrictions

    This product is not available for shipping in US state(s)
    New Jersey


    This product is available for international shipping.

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