Thursday, February 18, 2021

Assembled French pistol c 1670/80


The lock is probably French or Dutch c.1660’s

Most of the parts are also very early except the side plate

Which is later. A bit of a mystery....

It’s not been chopped. This is the actual barrel length.

It follows the early French Calvary pistols which had longer barrels.


It must have been made up as a belt pistol. The patina is exquisite.

The only flaw was a  small wood chip just back of the muzzle on the lock side.

Eric von Aschwege restored it perfecto.

Length overall is 12”

Lock 5”

Barrel 6.5” 

Photography and copy by Robert Weil.

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