French Pistol

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French Pistol

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Title:  

French Pistol
Date:
1852
Creator:
Chatellerault Arsenal

Content Description: 

French cavalry officer's pistol. A single-barrel, muzzleloading, percussion-lock pistol. Has a ring on the butt end of the stock for using a lanyard. A French dueling style pistol, having a "spur" or finger rest on the trigger guard as an aid in aiming the weapon. This pistol has a 7 7/8 octagonal barrel of about .72 calibre, with diagonally incised lines. Has an abbreviation of the arsenal inscription in French on the lock and on the barrel is "M. N. 1852, and C. F." Procured in France during World War I by T. J. Swanson.

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
25586

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