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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 57: Engraved French St. Etienne Production Gaulois Palm Pistol

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Engraved French St. Etienne Production Gaulois Palm Pistol
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Serial #Engraved French St. Etienne Production Gaulois Palm Pistol ManufacturerFrench ModelGaulois
TypePistol Gauge8 Mm CF Catalog Page16
Barrel2 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue GripHard Rubber
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionSingle bead sight, with "GAULOIS" and the Manufacture Francaise proof on the barrel, "CAL./8m/m" over the chamber, "No./3" on the dust cover and the full company marking "MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE/ SAINT-ETIENNE" in a circle surrounding "ARMES/ET/CYCLES" at the rear of the frame. Floral and leaf engraving on the barrel and frame, with the three position safety (safe/fire/unload), casehardened operating arm and checkered grip panel.

ConditionFine, with 40% of the original blue finish, strongest in the protected areas, showing a mixed brown and gray patina with mild handling marks overall. Grip is good, with a chip absent from the lower right corner and a small crack extending from the chip. Mechanically excellent.
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