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A superb pistol by Nicholas-Noel

Boutet

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This lovely little pistol was manufactured early in the nineteenth century, probably around 1815. It is signed with the usual Versailles” on one side and Ma Re Royale” on the other side. La Manufacture d’armes de Versailles et Nicolas Noel Boutet states that this mark was used after the restoration of the monarchy. MRE. ROYALE DEVERSAILLES. 1815 – 1818 Marques relevées sur diverses armes de la 1re et 2e Restauration. Indication de la manufacture toujours par poinçonnage, mais remplacement d’Impériale par Royale (poinçon de control Germain).
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