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French Maubeuge Gendarmerie Pistol c1812

An excellent example of a genuine Napoleonic flintlock pistol with the significant date of 1812.
The unsighted smoothbore .74 caliber barrel measures 6 ¼ inches and overall the pistol measures 11 ½ inches.
Both the lock and the barrel are clearly marked ‘Manuf Roy de Maubeuge’ with the barrel dated ‘1812’.
The stock is very solid free of cracks and chips. The left side is marked ‘Tulle / 186’ and there is some scorching on the right side near the muzzle. Evidence of field service.
The action is crisp and strong but the rammer is only half its proper length.
The Gendarmerie become the Gendarmerie Imperial in 1804. Amongst their many tasks was conscription enforcement and a vicious no-prisoners policy in an attempt to eliminate guerilla bands in Spain.
This pistol shows signs of use, if only it could talk.
Sold as a collector item only.
Price includes shipping in Australia, lay buy available.
Stock No. F72JA60

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