A rare brass-barreled flintlock pistol designed for Philippe D'Auvergne, Prince of Bouillon by Durs Egg
and probably made for the Prince
Round tapered 6 7/8 inch brass swamped barrel, .57 caliber smoothbore; marked on flat D-Egg London and with view and proof marks of the London Gunmaker's Company on the side of breech. Rounded lockplate with double line border and marked D. Egg in center. Brass furniture of light dragoon style; small oval wrist escutcheon engraved with B under a ducal crown; triggerguard bow marked No. 4. Walnut stock with no visible markings; wooden ramrod.
Condition: Very good. Brass barrel has been cleaned, now mellowing patina, markings clear; some corrosion and dark areas around touch hole. Lock retains grey patina with scattered dark spots. Brass furniture with nice, unpolished patina, scattered marks from use. Stock refinished; wood losses around top of lock from tang to pan, glued crack running entire length of ramrod channel, hairline crack from rear sideplate screw to barrel; scattered dents and marks from use.