France - Artisan a saint etienne - Pistolet a coffre de grandes dimensions, et de très gros calibre - Arme de poche - Percussion - forced bullet weapon - 17 mm

Description
France - Artisan a saint etienne - Pistolet a coffre de grandes dimensions, et de très gros calibre - Arme de poche - Percussion - forced bullet weapon - 17 mm
Good - 1840 - Barrel is Smoothbore - Not deactivated

Very large pistol with chest system. The weapon is two times larger than usually found for this type of weapon. Its calibre is also impressive: 17 mm The weapon is in excellent aesthetic condition. It is covered in very fine and elaborate engravings. It is in perfect condition without wear or corrosion. The barrel is made of fine damascus, also in excellent condition, with forced ball. The lock works normally and the weapon is decorative and rare in this size. Lovely and carefully made in the first half of the 19th century.

Lot details
Country of manufacture
France
Manufacturer/ Maker
Artisan a saint etienne
Model
Pistolet a coffre de grandes dimensions, et de très gros calibre
Weapon Type
forced bullet weapon
Firing mechanism
Percussion
Sub-type
Arme de poche
Caliber
17 mm
Certified Deactivation
Not deactivated
Condition
Good
Year of Manufacture
1840
Barrel Rifling
Barrel is Smoothbore
Material
steel, walnut
Overall Length
23 cm
Barrel/ blade length
10 cm
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