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    French M1777 Flintlock Pistol, the Standard French Issue Pistol of the Revolutionary War Period, This Weapon Served as the Pattern for the First Official Model Pistol Adopted by the U.S. Military in 1799. 7½" .69 caliber barrel engraved at the tang "1777". All brass furniture and frame, engraved below the hammer "Charleville" and proof F 80 just behind the pan. A 7½" long rather crudely fashioned belt iron hook is attached with a screw at a mortise just behind the trigger. One piece wood grip very sound with a line crack, with no loss on the right side and minor hairline on the left. Barrel, hammer and frizzen with some light scattered pitting, all brass with nice light patina. A nice example of this scarce Revolutionary war period pistol that was used extensively by American troops and played a prominent role in the developing US military arms industry.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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