France - Saint Etienne - Model 1777 - Cavalry - Flintlock - Pistol - 17.1 mm

France - Saint Etienne - Model 1777 - Cavalry - Flintlock - Pistol - 17.1 mm
Very good - 1785 - Barrel is Smoothbore

Flintlock cavalry or saddle pistol 1777 T Type 2:
Total length: 33 cm
Barrel length: 19 cm
Calibre: 17.1 mm
Weight: 1.4 kg
Year: 1785

Chest pistol second type: no belt hook, three-sided bolt, enlarged trigger guard.
Rod is bulb type and pierced (not the case for the first type).
A limited number of copies manufactured from 1783 to 1792 (the first type from 1778 to 1783).
This model was adopted by the United States, manufactured under the name of North & Cheney 1799 (used during the war of independence).

Metal parts: no oxidation, very good condition.
Very nice marking on bolt: year ‘85’ and some hallmark punches:
Lock: marked ‘Saint Etienne’ with a letter ‘J’ topped with a crown.
Mechanism in very good condition, complete and functional, with no play.
Butt in walnut wood, in good (healthy) condition.
Please note: the trigger guard attachment has been re-soldered, some screws seem recent, the battery is recent.

See pictures; I am happy to answer your questions.
Good luck in the auction.

Lot details
Country of manufacture
Manufacturer/ Maker
Saint Etienne
Model 1777
Weapon Type
Firing mechanism
17.1 mm
Very good
Year of Manufacture
Barrel Rifling
Barrel is Smoothbore
Overall Length
33 cm
Barrel/ blade length
19 cm
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