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Pair of Guillaume Berleur Travelling Pistols c1810
A good example of the work of younger brother of renowned Belgium gun maker Michel Beleur, Guillaume Berleur. The absence of a Liege proof mark suggest that these pistols where made by Guillaume when he was in the employ of the master armorer of the Imperial Armory at Versailles, Nicholas Boutet.
The .54 calibre octagonal smooth bore barrels measure 5 inches and the pistols overall measure 10 ½ inches. With the bayonets deployed the pistols measure just over 15 inches.
The locks are sparsely engraved and the barrels marked ‘B / RG’ near the trigger guard. Each barrel is deeply engraved with ‘Guillaume Berleur’ on the top flat.
The finely checkered grips with coving on the spine are in good condition with only some bruising.
The actions need attention with one not holding cock and the other not releasing from full cock. Both bayonets engage and lock when released. The pistols also seem to have been lightly cleaned at some stage.
Sold as a collector item only.
Price includes postage in Australia, lay buy available.
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