France - pistolet "coup de poing" - pistolet a coffre - Percussion - defense weapon - 12 mm

Description
France - pistolet "coup de poing" - pistolet a coffre - Percussion - defense weapon - 12 mm
Fair - 1850 - Barrel is Smoothbore - Not deactivated

Small pocket pistol, large numbers were made in the 19th century, but this one has a very nice butt carved with scrolls which is rarely seen. The weapon is simply made. It was made to be efficient, functional and sturdy. This weapon was clearly used. It has signs of wear and also of careless maintenance but it is still a lovely decorative object, typical of weapons used in the campaigns in the 19th century for defence in case of a bad encounter.

Lot details
Country of manufacture
France
Model
pistolet "coup de poing"
Weapon Type
defense weapon
Firing mechanism
Percussion
Sub-type
pistolet a coffre
Caliber
12 mm
Certified Deactivation
Not deactivated
Condition
Fair
Year of Manufacture
1850
Barrel Rifling
Barrel is Smoothbore
Material
Steel, walnut
Overall Length
16 cm
Barrel/ blade length
5 cm
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