France - Mas (Manufacture D’Armes De St. Etienne) - Double Barrel - Pinfire (Lefaucheux) - Pistol, big model - 12mm cal

France - Mas (Manufacture D’Armes De St. Etienne) - Double Barrel - Pinfire (Lefaucheux) - Pistol, big model - 12mm cal
Excellent - Barrel is Rifled - Not deactivated

Exceptional large double-barrelled pistol in a very nice luxury finish, towards the late 19th century (1870-1880), 12 mm calibre pinfire, removable triggers.

Polished steel chest, engraved and chiselled with foliage scrolls and floral motifs, the triggers and their frame are also chiselled with foliage scrolls. The breech tail and barrel bolt are also finely engraved with flowers. The Renaissance type walnut butt is carved with palmettes on each side, there are some light bumps but no cracks or lacks. The cap is covered with a polished steel plate with scalloped tip.

Round tanned steel double barrel juxtaposed on a tilting table, the block is in excellent condition, bolt with very slight play. The barrels are grooved, sides of mirror with some slight oxidation marks. The tan is superbly preserved with some rare oxidation spots.

It works perfectly. Very powerful springs in excellent condition, triggers, hammers and barrels quite functional.

Saint Etienne test bench hallmarks affixed below the barrels. All the parts are numbered 21.

Superb copy of these pinfire pistols in a beautiful luxury finish, very well-made.

Total length: 310 mm
Length of the barrels: 182 mm

Packaged with care for shipping in a parcel with insurance to the value of the sale.
Category D2 weapon, free possession and purchase in France

ATTENTION: due to a heavy work schedule during the week, items are only shipped on Saturdays.

Lot details
Country of manufacture
Manufacturer/ Maker
Mas (Manufacture D’Armes De St. Etienne)
Weapon Type
big model, Pistol
Firing mechanism
Pinfire (Lefaucheux)
Double Barrel
12mm cal
Certified Deactivation
Not deactivated
Barrel Rifling
Barrel is Rifled
Overall Length
310 mm
Barrel/ blade length
182 mm
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