A Fine French 54-Bore Percussion Target Pistol

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Lot 534*
A Fine French 54-Bore Percussion Target Pistol
By L. Imbert A Marseille, No. 2423, Mid-19th Century

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,500) inc. premium
A Fine French 54-Bore Percussion Target Pistol
By L. Imbert A Marseille, No. 2423, Mid-19th Century
With blued octagonal sighted barrel (minor scratches on one flat at the breech) rifled with seven grooves, breech with burnished case-hardened finish numbered '2' in gold on the top flat, tang with adjustable back-sight and numbered en suite, flat detented lock signed in gold gothic script, ebony half-stock with fluted butt, steel mounts en suite with the tang and comprising shaped side-nail plate, domed pommel cut with pairs of flutes and with baluster terminal, spur trigger-guard with a scroll on the inside, barrel-bolt escutcheons, and fore-end cap, all secured by screws centred on gold-inlaid circles, no provision for a ramrod, and retaining most of its original finish
24.7 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Imbert is recorded at 5 Place Royale, Marseille, c.1855
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