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A CASED PAIR OF FRENCH 50 BORE PERCUSSION RILFED...

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A CASED PAIR OF FRENCH 50 BORE PERCUSSION RILFED TARGET PISTOLS SIGNED DEVISME A PARIS, NO. 929, MID-19TH CENTURY with octagonal sighted barrels (light wear and pitting) rifled with ten grooves, engraved with scrolling foliage and numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ in gold over the respective breeches, engraved tangs decorated and numbered en suite and incorporating the back-sights, signed stepped flush-fitting border-engraved locks, fitted with hammers decorated en suite (one hammer nose repaired) and detents, figured half-stocks with carved fore-ends and fluted butts, engraved steel mounts decorated en suite, including spurred trigger-guards and moulded butt-caps, and no provision for ramrods (some wear throughout), in a later case with embossed copper flask decorated with foliage, 24.2 cm barrels (2)

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