Extremely fine with 95% plus of the matte blue finish and bright original gold on the barrel, bright surfaces of the lock and furniture with areas of very minor aged patina and very slight oxidation, crisp details and markings throughout, absent front sight blade/bead, and replacement top jaw and jaw screw. The stock is also extremely fine and retains beautifully detailed carving, crisp checkering, and attractive figure. There is minimal light handling and storage type marks, a couple small dents on the cheek rest, some slight flakes at a few of the very fine edges, and some scratches mainly near the toe. Mechanically excellent. The sword and scabbard are very fine and have attractive aged patina throughout, the majority of the fire blue remaining on the blade and scabbard panels, some minor staining on the bright portions of the blade, crisp designs throughout, mild wear on the shagreen, a loose throat collar and band on the grip, and some minor handling marks.
Very fine with distinct details and markings throughout, over half of the blue finish remaining on the barrel, essentially all of the gold remaining, and gray and silver-gray patina on the lock and furniture along with some faint spotting and a faint repaired crack in the neck of the delicate cock. The stock is fine and has crisp checkering and carving, hairline cracks and some filled flaws in the breech section, and some small dings and scratches mainly in the wrist section. Mechanically fine.
Very fine with distinct details and markings throughout, around half of the blue finish remaining on the barrel, essentially all of the gold accents remaining along the barrel, and gray and silver-gray patina on the lock and furniture along with some faint spotting and discreetly repaired cock. The stock is also very fine and has crisp checkering and carving throughout, a very slight tension crack at the lock screw, equally minuscule flake absent at the muzzle on the left, and a few scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.
Very fine with mostly bright metal surfaces exhibiting exceptionally crisp markings and engraving and some areas of minor patination. The grip is also very fine and has crisp carving, some shrinkage at the junction with the frame, slight repairs on the right roundel, and thin hairline cracks starting by the lower tang screw. Mechanically fine.
Very fine with mostly bright metal surfaces exhibiting finely detailed engraving, crisp markings, and some areas of minor patination. The grip is also very fine and has crisp carving, slight shrinkage at the junction with the frame, faint repairs on the rear near the upper tang screw, discreet repairs on the boxwood accents, and thin hairline cracks starting by the lower tang screw. Mechanically fine. This is an absolutely incredible garniture of some of the finest arms from the Versailles Manufactory under Directeur Artiste Nicholas-Noel Boutet consisting of a rifled carbine, carriage pistols, pocket pistols, and a distinctive sword and scabbard. Its documented history published shortly after Waterloo when the garniture was on display along with other Napoleonic artifacts in England links the garniture to Napoleon and his aide-de-camp General Junot and makes this set among the most fascinating, historic, and valuable European arms ever sold by Rock Island Auction Company and a excellent opportunity to add incredible history and value to any institutional or private collection.
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