Lot #1232
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Lot 1233: Engraved Giffard Patent French St. Etienne Hammer CO2 Gas Pistol

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 20, 2023

Lot 1233: Engraved Giffard Patent French St. Etienne Hammer CO2 Gas Pistol

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 20, 2023

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
Price Realized:

Documented Engraved Giffard Patent French Manufrance St. Etienne External Hammer Model CO2 Gas Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Air Pistol
Type: Other
Gauge: 4.5 mm
Barrel: 10 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 694
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 230
Class: Other
Description:

Manufacture Francaise d'Armes et Cycles de Saint Etienne manufacturer markings on top of the barrel. This exact example is pictured on page 596 of the "Blue Book of Airguns, Thirteenth Edition". The knob rotates for loading from the top, and it uses a manual cocking hammer. It has a dovetail mounted beaded blade front sight with protective ears, adjustable Swiss style notch rear sight, floral scroll pattern engraving on the action, trigger guard and tangs, and checkered walnut grips with "2286" stamped at the bottom edge of the left panel. "942" marked on the barrel, trigger guard and bolt. Circular brass collection tag marked "R.D. BEEMAN/PRIVATE/COLLECTION/480" hanging from the trigger guard. Provenance: The Dr. Robert D. Beeman Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus original blue finish with a few patches of light pitting, sharp engraving and markings, and traces of original case colors on the hammer. Grips are also very fine with some light handling marks and defined checkering. Mechanically fine.



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