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Asheville, NC 28802
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
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Feb 4, 2023
circa 1810, 7-3/4 in. barrel with encircled "ELG" over "Star" proof mark for Leige, indiscernible stamp adjacent to pan on barrel, "GA", "56", "J" and another mark stamped on underside of barrel, unmarked lock plate with cock and brass pan, brass furniture including forend with "W" and "H" stamp, trigger guard, butt cap, and side plate, stamped "26" behind trigger guard, walnut stock with "2 c 2 E X" carved into the wood possibly indicating it belonged the 10th soldier in the 2nd compagnie, 2nd esquadron, brass ramrod, overall length 14-1/2 in.
Note: Approximately 300,000 of these types of pistols were manufactured between 1806 and 1814 at the Royal Armories in France. It was a weapon of choice during the Napoleonic era and kept in service into the 1840s when numerous amounts of them were converted to percussion.
Provenance: Private Savannah, Georgia Collection
metal components with pitting and wear including abrasions and dings, barrel with pitting and oxidation, bore with pitting, lock plate, cock and frizzen with heavy surface pitting and wear, wear and abrasions to brass components, walnut stock with 1 in. split to forend, chip near front of lock plate, chip to wood near cock, other dents, minor chips and abrasions, action in working order
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