France - St. Etienne - Single Shot - Percussion - Pistol - 17,1

Description
France - St. Etienne - Single Shot - Percussion - Pistol - 17,1
Excellent - 1855 - Barrel is Rifled

Officer’s pistol, privately made, circa 1850, 17.1 mm calibre
Marked Paul BOITARD gunsmith in Saint ETIENNE, FRANCE, from 1852 to 1880.
In perfect working condition, very good overall condition.
Octagonal barrel, excellent grooves, frame with no gridding, with a slight joint at the top and right of the barrel.
the fittings are made of steel, the trigger guard has a finger rest, the butt cap with ring, appears to include a housing for the gun-butt.
Steel rod.

Lot details
Country of manufacture
France
Model
St. Etienne
Weapon Type
Pistol
Firing mechanism
Percussion
Sub-type
Single Shot
Caliber
17,1
Condition
Excellent
Year of Manufacture
1855
Barrel Rifling
Barrel is Rifled
Overall Length
36 cm
Barrel/ blade length
19 cm
Muzzle velocity
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