In appendix another specimen of “large dogfish”.
This specimen is signed Cassagnard (or cassaignard), arquebusier Nantais, large specialist in the weapons of navy; born in 1708 and died in 1786.
Here the pistol is equipped with a barrel and a lock out of bronze (running for the weapons of navy in order to reduce the problems of oxidation at the time of the service to the sea).
Documentation: see Gazette des armes N° 221 and 222 (articles of D Casanova).
18th century French pistols with silver mounts, signed Cassagnard (Nantes), length 37 cm
Many thanks to “BOLKANTIQUES” for the pictures.
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