A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE REGULATION FLINTLOCK PISTOL D'ARCON, FOR A MAMELOUK LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER OF THE GARDE IMPÉRIALE, MRE IMPLE DE VERSAILLES
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A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE REGULATION FLINTLOCK PISTOL D'ARCON, FOR A MAMELOUK LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER OF THE GARDE IMPÉRIALE, MRE IMPLE DE VERSAILLES

DATED 1809

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A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE REGULATION FLINTLOCK PISTOL D'ARCON, FOR A MAMELOUK LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER OF THE GARDE IMPÉRIALE, MRE IMPLE DE VERSAILLES
Dated 1809
With sighted barrel struck with the mark of Jean-Baptiste Lefebvre (réviseur à Versailles 1807-'11) together with that of Jacquesson (inspecteur 1809-'11) on the short octagonal breech and dated 1809, regulation lock with stamped manufactory inscription and struck with the mark of André Niçaise (réviseur 1808-'11), figured pale walnut full stock with circular stamp opposite the lock (indistinct) and that of contrôleur Jean-Baptiste Deschaseaux behind the barrel tang, regulation brass mounts, and later ramrod.
16½in (41.9cm)
Provenance
The Steiner Collection (Besançon)
Charles Marchal
Literature
Alaric and Etienne, op.cit, G.d.A, No. 287
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Lot Essay

A total of seventy-three pistols of this type were made at Versailles; surviving examples are extremely rare.
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