Engraved Gaulois Number 3 Palm Pistol with Fitted Pouch

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Engraved Gaulois Number 3 Palm Pistol with Fitted Pouch
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Estimate: $1700 - 2500
Single bead sight, with "GAULOIS" and the Manufacture Francaise proof on the barrel, "CAL./8m/m" over the chamber, "No./3" on the dust cover and the full company marking "MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE/ SAINT-ETIENNE" in a circle surrounding "ARMES/ET/CYCLES" at the rear of the frame. Floral and leaf engraving on the barrel and frame, with the three position safety (safe/fire/unload), casehardened operating arm, and checkered grip panel. With a brown leather coin purse style pouch.
BBL: 2 1/4 inch solid rib
Gauge: 8 mm
Finish: blue
Grips: hard rubber
Serial Number: nsn
Condition: Fine, with 40% original blue finish, showing areas of gray patina, bright edge wear and scattered handling marks. Bright and vivid casecolors on the arm, with some edge and high point fading. Excellent grip, slightly loose with a small crack at the bottom. Fair purse, with wear and a few small holes. Mechanically excellent.