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Contemporary Case Set Of French Muff Pistols By Aubron a Nantes

.41 caliber, 1.125" turn-off barrels, no S/N. Bright finish, checkered walnut grips with metal pin decorations. Bottoms of breeches engraved Aubron A Nantes in three lines of script. Flint box lock actions with sliding, pan locking safeties. Pistols contained in a contemporary wood case with a fitted green interior, including a Dixon & Son marked powder flask in the single storage compartment.

The pistols appear to be the work of Jules Aubron who worked ca 1805-1855 in Nantes (France), a town located on the upper Loire River in Brittany.  The Aubron family of gunsmiths began in the 1770s with Jules father Jean and continued through the latter part of the 19th century with Jules son Thomas. A lovely set of early 19th century French muff pistols.

Condition:

Very good. Pistols cleaned to bright leaving some of the markings light. The metal has a mottled and lightly oxidized gray patina. Mechanically functional locks and safeties. Good smooth bores, barrels twist off easily. Grips good with crisp checkering, both with minor repaired cracks that are well concealed. Case good, as is flask.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$881
05/02/2018

 

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