.69 caliber, 7" barrel, no S/N. 13.5" overall. Brown Damascus barrel signed in full on top and signed on bottom "LEOPOLD BERNARD." Further marked "[crown]/LP [star]," indicating manufacture by Bernard, the most prolific barrel maker of the 19th century. Breech finished in French gray, lightly engraved with foliage. Bolted back-action locks and hammers lightly en graved with foliage en suite. Locks of French gray finish as are the engraved cock screws. Butt of finely figured Grenoble walnut with engraved steel buttcap. Mechanism is highly sophisticated, with a single trigger operating both hammers in the manner of Manton.
Original brown barrel finish shows significant fading with metal parts showing some staining and light pitting but retaining much of the original French gray finish. Both nipples retain some original finish. Pistol is missing one ramrod pipe; ramrod a possible association. A piece of the highest quality throughout.