Antique French Flintlock Pistolet de Gendarmerie Model 1816/22
An antique French military flintlock Pistolet de Gendarmerie Model 1816/22. 5", .62 caliber smooth-bore barrel marked “Mle 1822”, dated "1835" on the top of barrel tang, inspectors marks on the left side of breech and dated "1835" on the right side of breech. The lock is marked “Mre Rle de Maubeuge”. The pistol is in its original flintlock configuration. All parts have inspectors marks. The stock is solid with light scratches and dings from use. The stock has a cartouche and inspector mark on the left side just behind the rear side nail (lock screw). A very nice example in good mechanical working order.