ENGRAVED BELGIAN PIN FIRE PISTOL
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This unusual, hand engraved, Belgian, Mariette Brevette rolling block pin fire pistol was copied after the Remington Model 1871 Army Pistol.
This large bore 50 cal. pistol was most probably used for dueling as most single shot pin fire pistols are a good deal smaller and were usually hidden in muffs or vest pockets. There is a Belgian black powder proof mark on the left side of barrel that was in use starting in 1810, the underside is stamped "Mariette Brevette" plus there is an inspector's mark. The barrel is in good condition and is 6 1/8 inches long and overall the pistol is 11 inches in length, weighs 25 3/4 ounces and is in good 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.
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