Cased French Breech Loading Pinfire Pistols,

ca 1850 .65 caliber smoothbore, 7" octagonal barrel. Marked on top of barrel Beringer A. Paris in gold. Marked on side lock in a banner Beringer A. Paris. Checkered wood stock, with floral engraved action, sidelock, and tang. Pistols are also marked on top of barrel 1 and 2 in gold. Spurs on the trigger guards and cap boxes in butts. One has to cock the hammer and then push side release, the barrels then tips down to load. Shell-form buttcap.

Beatus Beringer of Paris and St. Etienne, France worked at 6 rue de Coq St. Honore from 1835-1869.

Condition:The pistols needs to be expertly cleaned. The metal is very sharp and crisp with beautiful engraving and gold in all of the recessed markings. The grease has dried around some of the metal. They appear to have a burnished metal look. On one of the pistols the stock has been reworked around the tang, the other is very sharp and crisp.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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