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Parlor Pistol ‘Flobert Inventeur’ c1875

This is an excellent example of a parlor or saloon pistol based on the French inventor Louis Flobert’s metallic rimfire cartridge design of 1845. While Flobert concentrated on making long arms the popularity of indoor shooting saw many other makers taking up his pistol design in the later part of the 19th century.
This appears to be an early version with what is called the ‘plain’ system action, that is there is no breech block. The 6mm cartridge is inserted into the barrel and detonated by the heavy hammer fall.
The 6mm sighted, octagonal barrel measures just under 9 inches while the whole arm measures, 14 ¼ inches. The top flat is engraved ‘Flobert Inventeur’ in gothic script. There appears to be a German proof mark and the number ‘2628’ on the left side of the barrel partly obscured but the woodwork.
The barrel tang, spur trigger guard and butt all have acanthus leaf engraving. All metal parts have respective strong case hardening or bluing.
The action is in perfect working order.
The walnut stock is also in excellent condition with only very minor signs of use. The deeply carved, fluted grip and floral design, fore stock show no signs of damage or loss.
Overall, an excellent example of a 19th century parlor pistol.
Remington was one of the manufacturers who took up the Flobert design and continued to make long arms using the Flobert cartridge until the 1930s.
Therefore, although this pistol was made pre 1900, ammunition is still available.
Check with your relevant authorities / firearms registry about any license or registration requirements in you state or territory.
Stock No. CA24MW

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