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Auction Date: May 20, 2011

Lot 3138: French - 1837

Sold for French - 1837
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A) French Model 1837 Percussion Pistol
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
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Serial #French - 1837 ManufacturerFrench Model1837
TypePistol Gauge58 Percussion Catalog Page166
Barrel6 Inch Round FinishBright Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThe lock plate is marked "Mre Rle / de Tulle", "Mle 1837" on upper tang and "1839" on the breech plug. Brass barrel band, trigger guard, and buttcap. An anchor is stamped on the buttcap and inspector marks are present on many of the components. Swivel iron ramrod and a belt hook mounted on the left side.

ConditionVery good. The iron surfaces have been cleaned some time ago and are beginning to age again. There is some very scattered minor pitting. The brass has a polished appearance. The stock is very fine with some minor dings and scratches.
B) French Model 1837 Percussion Pistol
Serial #B) French Model 1837 Percussion Pistol ManufacturerFrench Model1837
TypePistol Gauge58 Percussion Catalog Page166
Barrel6 Inch Round FinishBright Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThe lock plate is marked "Mre Rde / Chatellerault", "Mle 1837" on upper tang and "1687" on the right side of barrel at the breech, with "1687" repeated on the underside of the barrel band and on the right side of the grip area. An anchor is stamped on the buttcap and inspector marks are present on many of the components. Swivel iron ramrod and a belt hook mounted on the left side.

ConditionVery good. The iron surfaces have been cleaned some time ago and are beginning to age again. There is extensive minor pitting on the back strap and lock plate, with some pin point pitting overall. The brass has a polished appearance. The stock has a contrasting wood filled repair around the lock plate, otherwise the stock is fine with some minor dings and scratches.
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