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A RARE FRENCH PERCUSSION CAP FLARE PISTOL

Lot 52 in the auction of Wednesday 28 April 2010.
 
A RARE FRENCH PERCUSSION CAP FLARE PISTOL
the walnut "barrel" divided horizontally and hinged by the hammer, lined brass powder channel and flare cup, wooden stock mounted in regulation brass furniture with separate components stamped with an anchor and proof marks -- 21in. (53.5cm.) long
 
Similar examples but using an earlier flintlock mechanism were sold by Messrs. Sotheby's: Visser Collection Part 1, 3rd July, 1990, lot 63; and Bonham's San Francisco Arms & Armour, 2nd June 2009, lot 3162.

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Antique A RARE FRENCH PERCUSSION CAP FLARE PISTOL