French Service Percussion Pistol c. 1822

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French Service Percussion Pistol c. 1822  Guns > Pistols > Muzzleloading Pre-1899 Pistols (perc)
Description: 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.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .69 Cal.
Location: CO

Trades Accepted: No

Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $1500, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost. With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email

Shipping Notes: USPS or UPS, insured.

Item #: 988901694
Stock No.: RMSSFR.69PERC
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted Seller
This seller is an FFL
City: Timnath
State: CO

Shipping: $35.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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