.52 caliber, 6.25" octagonal-to-round swamped pinned barrels with baluster turned rings at the transition, no S/N. Browned barrels with gilt decorations, including fluer-de-lis, foliate patterns and striped banding, polished steel mounts, wood stocks. Locks in original flint with rounded, bridled and fenced iron pans, engraved Antoine / Dumarest under pans. Stocks with raised carved moldings around locks and counterpane, triggerguard and grip strap. A raised carved floral pattern is present at the wrist, below the apron around the tang. German sliver thumbplates are in place without adornment or engraving. Void of ramrods. Antoine Dumarest was part of a family of gunsmiths working in St. Etienne (France) during the mid-18th century.
Fine. Retains much of the brown and gold gilt on the barrels, markings clear, locks and furniture polished to bright. Mechanically functional, although one lock tends to allow the mainspring to slip off the tumbler, locking the action up and should be handled carefully. Bores fair, moderately oxidized and pitted. Stocks with moderate handling marks and dings, with some minor chipping around the mounts and pins.