Offered is a fabulous antique French flintlock gendarmerie pistol from the revolutionary period and later with the following features:
The 5 1/8 inch .62 caliber smoothbore barrel retaining faint tang marking M An 9. Lock plate marked Maubeuge/Manuftr. N-. Iron furniture of standard pattern. Full walnut stock, left side marked AN-/R.F.
Condition: Very good. Barrel has been cleaned and shows light scratches, some light pitting and worn markings. Lock with minor pitting and sharp markings. Wood with numerous marks and some chipping and filled areas at butt cap. Barrel and barrel band are probably period replacements.