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    Very fine Quality, Superb Condition, Cased Set of Percussion French Target/ Dueling Pistols, Circa 1840. 17" overall with 11" .60 caliber deeply rifled barrels. Barrels retain 99% of the original brown damascene finish. Patent breech numbered on top in gold 1 and 2. Barrel tang, lock, hammer, butt cap, lockbolt plate and trigger guard all delicately and elaborately engraved with scroll and floral motifs, the trigger guard bow of #1 with a dog and #2 with a wild boar. Highly figured walnut stocks with reeded grip, about mint, beautifully executed shell carving at the forend tip. The oak French style form fitted casing lined with maroon velvet, now somewhat faded, else about perfect. Cased with cleaning rod and brush, bullet starter, ramrod, nipple wrench, wooden cap box, bullet mould and copper flask marked AB Paris. Compartment with removable lid with numerous round balls. All accessories also about mint. The oak case is also highly figured, the brass lid escutcheon inscribed in block letters "A. Fossorier". Missing one small ebony corner piece, else about perfect. A gorgeous set of pistols.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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