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French Dueling Pistols :: Early 19th century

By January 10, 2012Gear

Monsieur, you have insulted me for the last time. Pistols and croissants at dawn1 bitch.

French Dueling Pistols :: Early 19th century (1)
French Dueling Pistols :: Early 19th century (2)

“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. I consider them unwise and I know they are dangerous. Also, sinful. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet retired spot and kill him.”
– mark twain
1 Can we make it 10am-ish? Dawn is really early, and I make it a rule to never duel unless I first have a cup of joe…and stretched a bit.

 

French Dueling Pistols :: Early 19th century (3)
French Dueling Pistols :: Early 19th century (4)

From Lawrence J Zinzi Antiques:
French dueling pistols from the early 19th century in their original display case. These percussion pistols are in superb condition and are offered in their fitted walnut box, equipped with all necessary components, making them operational. The matching pistols have octagonal barrels with hand carved designs. These barrels rest within a walnut stock accented by a lock plate, cock, butt cap & trigger guard all featuring the design of swirling leaf plumes.

The lock plate is signed: Lepage 12 Rue D’Enghien & the interior of the box cover reads:Lepage Freres Rue D’Enghien A Paris

+ Source: French Dueling Pistols :: Early 19th century :: From Lawrence J Zinzi Antiques :: 1stdibs
 
 

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