French M1786 Naval Pistol

70 caliber, 8" barrel, no S/N. Very rare French model 1786 naval flintlock pistol with brass mounts and long belt hook. Marked by the Manufacture Royale DeTulle. A rare and desirable French flintlock pistol, the lock well marked MRLE DeTulle. Appears to have all original small parts, the barrel with French proofs, brass mounts. The walnut .75 stock with a number of French inspector's stamps, what appears to be an anchor above. Ramrod of the correct type, but a replacement. A rare French naval flintlock service pistol.


Very crisp action. Condition of lock is somewhat stained with no serious pitting. Barrel with stains, but no serious pitting. Brass mounts are good. Stock good overall, but has one crack throughout butt held in place by screws and mounts. Otherwise in good condition throughout.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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