.32 caliber, 3.25" barrel, no S/N. One of the more recognizable and popular 19th century oddities are the Delvigne so-called "cat and rat" gutta-percha stocked pistols. The present example has a gutta-percha stock cast in two pieces featuring a hunting dog in foliage. The hammer is formed as a fantastic lizard, the trigger being the tail. Round barrel with sighting rib marked "INVON DELVIGNE a PARIS."
Barrel is gray metal with clear markings. Lizard hammer with clearly defined scales and feet. Gutta-percha grip is in good condition with a repaired crack to left panel through the dog's head. Action functions properly. Rifled bore is good.