Rock Island Auction Company

Premiere Auction

French - Gaulois

Lot 57
Sold for
Full Screen
Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300
Engraved French St. Etienne Production Gaulois Palm Pistol
Serial # ManufacturerFrench ModelGaulois
TypePistol Gauge8 Mm CF Catalog Page16
Barrel Length2 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.
Use your keyboard for viewing photos.
F Enters/exits full screen view for items
Esc Exits full screen view for items
Moves to previous lot, or moves to previous image if full screen view is enabled
Moves to next lot, or moves to next image if full screen view is enabled
Fully zooms the image when full screen view is enabled
Fits the entire image to the screen when full screen view is enabled


Buyer’s Premium: 17.5%

Cash Payment Discount: 2.5%

Participation Requirements: Valid Credit Card required for bidding approval. You will have the option to pay with these payment options: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, and Cash.

We will contact you after the auction to arrange payment and shipping.


Premiere Auction Terms

Terms and conditions regarding Premiere Auctions. Revised : 08/29/2014


SHIPPING CHARGES. All shipping charges must be paid by the successful bidder prior to delivery of the firearm. If Rock Island Auction (RIAC) is asked to ship the purchased lots, there will be a separate charge for such shipping. Shipping charges will be based upon what it costs RIAC to ship the purchased lots to the purchaser. All items must have shipping insurance; this insurance is mandatory. RIAC will not charge any labor charges for shipping. RIAC is not liable for any acts of omissions in packaging or shipping. Purchased lots handled by outside carriers or packers, including those RIAC may have recommended, may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages should be addressed directly to the outside carriers or packers. RIAC will arrange for packing and shipping at RIAC’s earliest possible convenience. RIAC will attempt to ship as soon as possible; however, due to RIAC’s high volume of absentee bids, shipping can take up to two weeks after full payment is received. In the case of crating or any exceptional packaging, the purchaser will be charged RIAC’s cost from outside agents. Purchaser pays shipping, packing materials, and insurance charges. The shipping of any purchased items outside of the United States is hereby classified as “foreign export”. All foreign export is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.