France - Cavalry - Percussions - Pistolet - 14.5 mm dia

France - Cavalry - Percussions - Pistolet - 14.5 mm dia
Bon état - 1730 - Canon est lisse - Pas désactivé

Unusual early French cavalry pistol converted from flintlock to percussion. The fittings are in iron and the stock is in oiled walnut and is in reasonable condition for the age. Some of the original/early brass decoration can be found behind the tang and around the forward lock screw. The small pins that once held the decorated brass plate are still in place. The wood in the upper part of the lock space, close to the barrel tang has been repaired.

The once bright octagonal to round barrel shows signs of heavy oxidation, but the fleur-de-lis inspection marks are clearly visible. What appears to be a crown or other mark can be seen on the top of the barrel forward of the breech, though it is very unclear owing to the corrosion. The transition from octagonal to round is also marked with what could be a makers mark or similar. It appears that the percussion drum has been braised to the barrel during conversion.

The lock has a small repair at the forward end, and has been converted from flintlock; as can be seen on the inner face (filed hole for the frizzen screw etc). The mainspring appears to be strong and in good condition, but the sear spring shows signs of having been repaired. The lock has no internal bridle which possibly dates the gun to the first part of the 18th century.

Can only ship to mainland destinations.

Informations du lot
Pays de fabrication
Année de fabrication
Mécanisme de tir
Type d’arme
14.5 mm dia
Rayure du canon
Canon est lisse
Désactivation certifiée
Pas désactivé
Bon état
Canon / longueur de la lame
20 cm
Longueur totale
35 cm
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