A Very Rare Belgian 90-Bore Montigny Patent All-Metal Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Pocket Pistol
Lot 303
A Very Rare Belgian 90-Bore Montigny Patent All-Metal Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Pocket Pistol
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,359) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Very Rare Belgian 90-Bore Montigny Patent All-Metal Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Pocket Pistol
By Montigny, Mid-19th Century
With octagonal sighted barrel, action housing and butt made in two-pieces held together by screws, sliding action with brass stricker-head, the hinged cocking-lever extending down the back of the butt, grooved for sighting, stamped with maker's name and secured by a sprung catch, trigger-spring secured by a transverse screw with turned circular washer with knurled outer edge on both sides of the butt, and hook-shaped trigger-lever (pitted overall)
8.5 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hubert Marchand, 'Une Dynastie D'Arquebusier Mecaniciens: Les Montigny (part 2), A.M.I., Issue 17 (February 1981), p. 37, illustrated
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