Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 47: French Flintlock Pistol 66

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

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:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1706
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 26
Class: Antique
Description:

The right barrel flat is marked "M R VERSAILLES" ahead of the touchhole and the brass lock plate is unmarked. The brass barrel has a cannon muzzle with a sighting wedge cut on the top. The furniture is also brass with an iron barrel tang, hammer, frizzen, frizzen spring, and trigger. The smooth stock has "M:G" carved behind the barrel tang and a brass buttcap. The overall length of this flintlock pistol is 13 inches.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The brass has a bright appearance, with mild handling marks overall. The stock is also fine, with a few cracks, tiny chips and scattered dents. Mechanically very fine.



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