May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
Probably c. 1740, the tapered iron barrel has a facetted breech section engraved with gilded designs. The flat lock has beveled edges and a stepped and molded tail section engraved with scroll motifs. The early pan is unbridled. The engraved brass mounts include a full sideplate engraved with arms motifs, flags, drums and deeply stamped with a crown over "R" cartouche. The classic early French trigger guard has an elaborately engraved bow with floral scrolls. The pommel cap is decorated with a flower as well as various detailed borders. There is a silver design inlaid in wire on the spine featuring shells and scroll work. The walnut stock has relief panels terminating in teardrops around the lock and sideplate as well as raised cameo carving around the trigger guard and barrel tang, as well as elaborate foliate motifs around the barrel tang and ramrod entry ferrule. There are double relief moldings along the barrel and ramrod channel on both sides. The brass tipped wooden ramrod appears to be original. CONDITION: Barrel shows wear and scattered areas of pitting. Much of the decoration is no longer visible. Lock has excellent markings and is in its original flintlock configuration, retaining a matching gray patina. Cock does not hold on full cock. Brass is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Engraving is excellent. Stock shows a heavy coat of later finish, as well as scattered marks from use including minor crack and wear to carving. Some wire inlay on grip is absent. This is an attractive French & Indian War period French officers pistol with military motifs. DMG
Barrel Length
8 - 1/2"
.56 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Jacques Tezenas
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,250.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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