.38 caliber, 2.75" barrel, no S/N. Delvigne and Gastine Renault are known for oddity right angle small percussion pocket pistols. This example with fine octagonal Damascus barrel etched with makers name "DELVIGNE BRUT." Odd, almost vertical lock engraved with foliage, the hammer engraved en suite. Steel furniture comprising of trigger guard, butt cap, and integral frame engraved en suite. Figured walnut saw-handle stock. Pistol contained in velvet-lined leather fitted case of later date.
Barrel has some fading to Damascus barrel with visible proof marks remaining. Lock polished over very minor pitting with hammer showing similar treatment. Some moderate pitting on breech. Triggerguard cleaned with some minor pitting. Buttcap shows some cleaned metal. Action is crisp with good half-cock. Rifled bore is fair. Stock is good with later varnish. One piece glued in on left side next to proof, approx. 1" x .25".