French Percussion Cavalry Pistol Circa 1855
A .700 French percussion cavalry pistol Circa 1855. Approx. 13.1/2in. overall, it's round barrel approx. 8in. The steel lockplate, steel backstrap, hammer, brass mussle band, brass trigger guard, butt cap and sideplate all with civilian type floral engraving. The steel barrel is stamped "Cde 17.6A" surmounting thenumber "1085". The teel ramrod (numbered"540"), barrel, lock and hammer and trigger to a pleasing grey patina with some pitting towards the barrel muzzle, and traces of a vice mark near the percussion nipple. Standard French brass fittings including skull crusher cap, trigger guard, side plate and distinctive barrel retaining band. Inspection marks throughout on the metalwork. 3/4 walnut stock with with few knocks and dings, the whole in good overall condition for its age.
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As a 100+ year old obsolete calibre/ antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. NB A FIREARMS CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED TO OWN THIS PISTOL FOR SHOOTING
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