A very early percussion gun. Nicely engraved throughout. Marked "Pirmet a Paris" on one side of the barrel and "Fini par Baucheron" on the other. Beautiful hallmarked solid silver butt-cap bearing the Royal Arms of France crest. Very unusual left side lock. One of the first percussion lock ever made on a military pistol. For a Royal-Guard Officer during the French Restoration.
NOTE : PIRMET / Gun-Maker in Paris from 1801 to 1818. Gun-Maker of the king Louis the 18th in 1816
Many thanks to "ANTIQUEFIREARMS" for the pictures.
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