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* Rare flintlock rifle of the Cent-Suisses de...

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* Rare flintlock rifle of the Cent-Suisses de la Garde du Roi, 2nd model, 1815 (only 87 made in Versailles in 1815), barrel with flats then round, thunder-punched: "M R", marked in gold letters: "Compagnie des Cent-Suisses du Roi". Cent-Suisses du Roi"; caliber 17.5 mm, length 113.5 cm; lock hallmarked: "G" surmounted by a small fleur-de-lis (Germain) and signed: "MRE ROYALE DE VERSAILLES"; brass fittings, iron trigger guard and buttstock; walnut stock hallmarked: "V" and a label marked: "VINCENNES" (?) with a "J" in the middle, it is stamped: "44"; iron ramrod; overall length 152.5 cm. This rifle is rarer than the first type, of which 151 were made in Versailles in 1814. Restoration period, 1815. Very good condition.

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