Original French Pair of Silver Mounted Flintlock Pistols by Jean Sout marked to Québec Owner c. 1760
Original Items: One Pair Only. Here is a fine pair of High Quality silver-mounted flintlock pistols, with 8 1/2" barrels and measuring 14" in overall length. Mounted with heavily embossed Silver mounts and on one of the pistols is an engraved oval side plate stating:-
The engraved iron lock plates are each signed Jean Sout amid the intricate scroll engraving, the pistols still retain their original silver tipped ramrods. Both also feature fine walnut well figured grain stocks. These are totally original and in fine working condition showing only honest wear. The locks both hold correctly at half cock, firing at full.
We did some research on CLAUDE HUGUET of QUEBEC and found out that he was a prosperous merchant living in Quebec married to CHARLOTTE LA MOTTE who bore him a son PIERRE on 24th. January 1749. The family moved to Montreal in 1770, So it is safe to say that CLAUDE HUGET was in Quebec in 1759 when the British General James Wolf captured the city at the BATTLE OF QUEBEC at the Heights of Abraham where both he, the British Commander and the French Commander, the Marquis De Montecalm, were killed.
A fine pair historically significant French Pistols ready to display!
Year of Manufacture: circa 1760
Caliber: about .40"
Ammunition Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 8 1/2 inches
Overall Length: 14 inches
Action: Side Action Flintlock
Feed System: Single Shot
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