Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1272: Gaulois Palm Pistol 8 mm

Auction Date: September 12, 2014

Outstanding Engraved Exhibition Quality Gaulois Number 3 Palm Pistol with Unique Purse and Pouch

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,750

Outstanding Engraved Exhibition Quality Gaulois Number 3 Palm Pistol with Unique Purse and Pouch

Manufacturer: Gaulois
Model: Palm Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 8 mm
Barrel: 2 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel/ casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 130
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Single bead sight on the barrel rib, which is marked "GAULOIS" preceded by the Manufacture Francaise logo, with the MF address on top of the frame. The sliding dust cover is marked "No/ 3", and the breech area is marked "CAL_/ 8 m/m". The frame and barrel are both decorated with etched floral designs with the 3 position safety switch and a series of 5 magazine viewports on the left side. The trigger bar is casehardened with a red and black hard rubber grip panel. With a gray and orange felt pouch fitted to the gun and a silver finished, brass fitted, black leather purse.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 98% of the original nickel finish, showing some light handling marks. Strong colors are visible on the trigger bar, with some edge fading and vivid colors on the sides. Grip is excellent with sharp checkering. The pouch is fine with some material loss, and the purse is fair with holes and tears. Mechanically excellent.



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