Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1242: Etched St. Etienne Gaulois No. 2 Palm Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Etched St. Etienne Manufacture Francaise de Armes et Cycles Gaulois No. 2 Palm Pistol

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

Etched St. Etienne Manufacture Francaise de Armes et Cycles Gaulois No. 2 Palm Pistol

Manufacturer: St. Etienne
Model: Gaulois
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 8 mm
Barrel: 2 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 367
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 183
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The Gaulois was manufactured from 1895 to around 1912 and operates on a "squeeze fire" action with an internal magazine. The pistol has near full coverage basket-weave pattern etching. It has a single bead sight on the barrel rib which is marked with the company trademark and "GAULOIS", a sliding dust cover marked "2", "CAL." and "8 m/m" on top of the frame, the round company emblem on the right side plate, "2" on the bottom of the frame, a three-position "SURETE/FEL/DECHARGEMENT ET DEMONTAGE" (safe/fire/unload) safety switch, and a hard rubber plunger pad marked "1164" on the left. The matching serial number is on the bottom of the barrel, interior of the frame, and inside of the right sideplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 97% plus of the period reapplied nickel finish with a few scattered patches of very light pitting visible beneath the finish and well-defined etching overall. The grip is also very fine with some light wear. Mechanically excellent.



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