24 May 2006
A FINE PAIR OF FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS BY CASSAIGNARD À NANTES
With brass barrels formed in two stages with moulded breeches, girdles and muzzles, the breeches engraved with scrollwork enclosing a large trophy-of-arms, engraved steel barrel tangs, signed brass rounded locks with linear borders, blued steel-springs, carved moulded figured walnut full stocks, full brass mounts cast in relief, including 'parrot's head' butt-caps, rounded side-plates inscribed with the owner's initials 'J.M.S', blued triggers and trigger-plates, and original horn-tipped ramrods, St. Etienne proof marks, the barrels forged by Pierre Tivet (the blued parts refinished)
11¾in (29.9cm) (2)
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Etienne and Alaric, Les pistolets de marine, G.d.A., No. 268, July 1991; and Les pistolets à crosse tête d'oiseau, G.d.A., No. 273, January 1997.
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