French Woman's Curiosa Pocketbook Pistol by L. Loeven
The accordion style black leather woman's pocketbook with nickel-plated frames, the last compartment with burgundy velvet-lined case containing a .22 caliber pinfire single-shot breech-loading pocket pistol.
1 3/4-inch hinged barrel with side-swivel barrel release.
Blued finish. Scroll and floral-engraved frame.
Folding trigger. One-piece ivory grip.
Two separate hinged door compartments containing cartridges flank the pistol.
Inside of lid with gilt label reading: L. Loeven/Fcant D’Armes/rue de Rivoli/Paris.
Overall length of case: 4 1/2-inches.
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