ARÇON PISTOL TROOP OF THE MAMELUCKS OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD, model 1813, First Empire.
Round barrel with five sides to the thunder, the upper side extends to the point of sight, length 19 cm, length with the tail of the breech 24 cm, caliber 14.5 mm. Brass sight. Flintlock signed "Mr. IMPle DE VERSAILLES", stamped with a "G" surmounted by a star (rectangular stamp) by Augustin Germain reviser at Versailles 1812-1818, from the gendarmerie model year IX (without outer edge). Walnut frame clearing the barrel by 9 cm, rounded at the front, moderately sloping butt, the butt pommel ends in a bead. Frame marked "B". Brass fittings stamped with a "D" of Jean-Baptiste DESCHASSEAUX controller at Versailles 1806-1818, short mouthpiece in the shape of a socket with a flange recessed at the front of the barrel for the entrance to the baguette channel. Half-Charolais shaped sub-guard with end cut in the shape of a leaf, the rear branch ends in rounded shape and fixed by a steel screw. Oval-shaped butt cap fixed by means of a headed screw whose end is pierced for the passage of a cord. Two large pan-head platinum screws rest on wing rosettes (the rear rosette has 2 lugs and the front rosette only one). Whalebone ramrod ending in a brass nail head. France. First Empire. Very good condition, barrel having retained its color. NOTE: In his articles Jean Boudriot indicated that he knew only seven examples of this model at the time of his writings.
9 000,00 €
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