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Liege Percussion Pistol
Percussion Travelling Pistol, Liege Barrel.

A very nice little pistol that packs a nasty punch.
In good working order, minor wear, Liege marked barrel.
Very solid, large bore, serial number on trigger guard, Liege marked barrel, otherwise unmarked.
French M1777 Charleville Musket, converted.

French M1777 musket, converted to a rifle with percussion lock. Made at St Etienne in 1822.
Full array of inspection poincons.
All tight, all solid, all totally original. No repairs or replacement parts.
The hammer goes half and full cock and fires.
Photos say it, so take a good look.
I am not used to writing descriptions for firearms, so if I have missed anything, please do feel free to ask.
In lovely sound condition.
Gastinne Renette Pistols
Matched Pair of Renette Pistols, circa 1850

Highly sought after pair of percussion duelling pistols by the renowned smith Gastinne Renette, Paris.
Incredibly rare in wonderful condition.
The only blip is that one is missing a trigger guard. We think it was intentionally removed, and a long time ago at that. It would make one quicker on the trigger, just don't tuck the gun into your trousers...
Marked tangs, 1 and 2 respectively in gilt lettering, the rifled barrels are 10 inches long and Liege marked, the sights are magnificent, the rear ones being adjustable. Chequered grips are of hugely superior quality with only minimal wear over all. Beautifully weighted and expertly decorated to exquisite taste: understated, simple and deadly. These pistols really were state of the art in their day. Springs and hammers in perfect working order, half and full cock. No provision for ram rods. At auction, I have seen pairs of Renette pistols in good order selling for £40,000 and £360,000 (T. Del Mar last year! http://william-montgomery.com/sothebys-art-past-s...

These pistols travelled from Italy. No quibble returns policy, viewing may be possible in London area.

Gastinne-Renette is recorded in Paris from 1839, exhibiting at the International Exhibitions of 1839 and 1844, and receiving a silver medal.