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Rare "Renette" percussion shotgun, with four barrels,...

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Rare "Renette" percussion shotgun, with four barrels, with ribbons, in damascus, superimposed in table by pair. Engraved breechblock. Back plates signed in gold "Renette à Paris" and round-bodied hammers finely engraved with foliage and foliate scrolls. Trigger guard and butt plate with engraved decoration in suite. Rod on the side. Walnut stock. Length: 105 cmA .B.E. About 1830-1840. Renette Albert Henri Marie: Harquebusier gunner, starts in 1793 in Paris, best gun in France in 1809 . Patent in 1820 for the lock with double system. Louis-Julien Gastinne marries his daughter in 1835 creating the Gastinne Renette house in Paris.