.69 Caliber. 32.25" barrels. SN: NSN. Heavily oxidized brown metal with hardwood stock. Barrels retained by a single wedge and a hooked breech. Back action percussion locks with dual triggers. Lug for a double socketed knife bayonet on right side of obverse barrel. Equipped with sling swivels and an iron ramrod. Unmarked except for diamond shaped touch marks on the locks, buttplate tang and triggerguard tang. These interesting "double barrel carbines" were produced in limited numbers for use by the French militia against the marauding bandits on the island of Corsica. These exceptionally rare guns seldom appear on the market for sale, with a very nice example offered in 2015 for sale by this auction house at an estimate of $8,500 to $12,500. Includes an old leather sling.
Good. Metal moderately oxidized with a rich brown patina and scattered surface roughness and evenly distributed light pitting. Mechanically functional, fair bores are dark and pitted. Stock with some added finish and a pieced repair to the forend that is quite old and possibly arsenal work. A well worn and salty example of a very scarce secondary French military carbine.
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