Excellent condition French Service Pistol, Model of 1822, serial number 1670 on both the left side of the barrel and the stock, and made at St. Etienne armory. It has original ramrod, lanyard ring fixed to bottom of grip, wood in very good condition, and all proper inspector’s stamps. Commonly called a “horse pistol” or “belt pistol”, it is in .69 caliber. Cartouches in stock are legible and gun, including bore, is free of rust. This is a French pattern that began life as a flintlock in 1822, but was updated to percussion sometime later. The nipple (the tip of which is chipped on one side) mounts on top of the barrel as opposed to into a drum or snail on the side, known as the Belgian method of conversion. The threaded ramrod is original and numbered. The end of the ram rod is a powder measure. All the references to this pistol I could find say this was a smooth bore, but examination proves this one is rifled with four shallow lands and grooves and a right hand twist, which may make it exceptional. We can take VISA or MasterCard for an additional 4% fee. We will also trade for U.S. silver and gold coins at spot value.
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With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I also have done antique firearms restorations and appraisals for 35 years. We also deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers, among others. We have quite a few lever action parts and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you will Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email address and phone number.