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France - artisan a Saint Etienne - paire de pistolets système a coffre - arme de voyage - Percussion - pocket weapon - 9 mm

Fun pair of chest guns, Saint Etienne manufacture.
They are very robust weapons, of current manufacture, without decoration or refinement, intended for poor people. There were many such weapons, called "fist" made in the 19th century. It was typically the arming of the peasants who went to the local market, or students who went out at night in poor neighborhoods. Weapons are in pairs, which is not common, weapons of this quality were often sold individually. Although it is a pair, they have small differences that testify to a quick manufacturing. Both weapons work perfectly, they have a beautiful patina, they are well preserved, and could probably still draw nowadays after careful cleaning and overhaul.
Fun testimony of everyday life in the 19th century, when traveling or going out at night could lead to a meeting with armed robbers.

Country of manufacture France
Year of Manufacture 1850
Manufacturer/ Maker artisan a Saint Etienne
Model paire de pistolets système a coffre
Sub-type arme de voyage
Firing mechanism Percussion
Weapon-type pocket weapon
Caliber 9 mm
Barrel Rifling Barrel is Smoothbore
Certified Deactivation Not deactivated
Condition Fair
Material steel, walnut
Barrel/ blade length 6 cm
Overall Length 19 cm
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