Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 8: French Flintlock Pistol 66

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Fine French Brass Barreled M R Versailles Marked Flintlock Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Fine French Brass Barreled M R Versailles Marked Flintlock Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Flintlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 66
Barrel: 7 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
Class: Antique
Description:

Cannon muzzle with a sighting wedge cut from the top, marked "M R VERSAILLES" on the right side flat ahead of the touchhole. This flintlock pistol is 13 inches in overall length. Brass lock plate is unmarked. Smooth pistol grip stock, with brass tipped wood ramrod, brass furniture, "M:G" carved into the grip and a brass buttcap.

Rating Definition:

Fine, showing a mixed patina on the brass components, with mild handling marks overall. Stock is also fine, with a few cracks, tiny chips and scattered dents. Mechanically very fine.



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