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French or Flemish brass cannon

barrel pistol

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The auction notes had these pistols as French and they may well be; they carry Liege proof marks. This pistol was a basket case as you can see from the photos. It was given a new lease on life with some new springs and a new walnut stock. Also the tang has been repaired at some stage. It is a long way from being in the same class as most of my pistols yet it does have a certain something about it; the barrel is lovely. It has some markings on the breach which suggest this was a working military or naval pistol, it was certainly never a show-pony, it was made to do a job and nothing more.