A Cased Pair of French Revolution - Napoleonic War Period Flintlock Officer's Pistols
An Antique Cased Pair of French Revolution - Napoleonic War Officer's Pistols, circa. 1790-1810. Heavy 7" steel, .69 caliber swamped micro-rifled octagon barrels. Unmarked locks with high quality roller frizzens. All steel furniture. Original steel ram rods. Both stocks have fine micro-checkered grips that are solid and have light scratches and dings from years of handling. One pistol stock exhibits old period repairs which include (2) sections of replacement wood on the right side just forward of the lock mortise. Both pistols are in their original flintlock configuration and are in good mechanical working order. A nice pair of pistols !
Each pistol measures: 13.25" overall.
Accessories include: a brass 3-way powder flask, bullet mold, tow, patches, lead balls, extra flints, turn screw, powder measure, extra flints, and wads.
Note: It is our opinion that these pistols are not original to the box but are a wonderful marriage and display well.
High Quality Period box with inset flush-mounted carrying handles on both sides of the box and decorative brass inlaid in the lid. The box measures: 17.75" X 10.5" X 3.25" with blue velvet lining (most likely restored interior). Key for front lock is missing.
Note: This form of pistol was very popular during this 1st Empire period.