10mm caliber, 5.25" round barrel, no S/N. Solid cast metal construction with nickel plating. Single-shot needle fire pistol operated by rotating the triggerguard to the right, pulling it back to open the chamber and then pushing it forward to chamber the round and cock the action. Top strap cast with the legend L. Joalland & Cie Bte S.G.D.G. Frame cast with intertwined vines and game scenes. Stockel lists two Joalland's in France, one working in Bourges ca 1845-1855 and one in Le Harve ca 1850-1860.
Very good. Retains much of the nickel finish with scattered bumps and dings in the metal as well as some plier marks on the barrel. Mechanism is mechanically functional, bore is very good with crisp rifling and scattered oxidation.