FRENCH PERCUSSION PISTOL MODEL 1816
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This fine model 1816 French Calvary pistol, made at the Royal Maubeuge Armory was converted from flint to percussion in 1823. The barrel is stamped 1823 and the tang behind the hammer is stamped 1822 with a proof mark. The barrel is stamped "17-6 A", "V" and below that, "1493". There are two other proof/inspector's marks stamped in the brass and on the left side just forward of the butt, above the trigger guard, stamped in the wood is "1493" and "St. Etienne". The barrel is in fine shape and is 7 3/4 inches long, about 70 cal. and the pistol's overall length is 13 5/8 inches. Weight is 40.60 ounces. This pistol is in fine working condition
I always recommend checking with a qualified gunsmith before firing any antique firearm.
Because this is an antique, it does not require registration in Canada or the U.S.A.
Comes with a professional appraisal.