.64 caliber, 14" octagonal barrels, no S/N. Browned Damascus patterned barrels, bright locks and furniture, figured walnut stocks with fluted grips. Engraved percussion locks with flowing foliate themes marked Gabion / St. Etienne. Triggerguard engraved en-suite. Single-set, adjustable triggers, micro-groove style rifling. Pistols are contained in a period mahogany veneered case that has none of the interior or compartments remaining and shows some moderate exterior damage. Case with a silvered escutcheon plate engraved L Caillade. The casing would be a nice restoration project for the handy wood worker. Gabion worked in St. Etienne ca 1850-1880 (Stockel).
Good. Barrels with oxidized traces of brown and dark patina, showing traces of the Damascus patterning. Mechanically functional, good bores with moderate oxidation and some pitting. Stock with scattered bump, dings and mars