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Antique French 1837 Chatellerault Naval Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique French 1837 Chatellerault Naval Pistol
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Antique French Model 1837 Chatellerault Single Shot Percussion Naval Pistol, with belt hook, NVSN, approx. .61 cal., 6'' round barrel made without sights marked ''Mle. 1837'' on top strap; captive sliding-stirrup button-tip ramrod; serpentine lockplate is marked ''Mn Ru de/Chatellerault'' behind the graceful hammer; single brass barrel band has a long rear tang that extends past the loop triggerguard almost to the brass buttcap with its long top tang and iron lanyard ring; iron one-piece serpentine sideplate and belt hook; various parts are proofmarked, with a naval anchor mark at butt; one-piece oil-finished European hardwood stock. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces appear untouched having minor use marks and an overall light age patina as originally finished ''in the white''; markings are sharp, and all parts appear original. Action is strong and smooth; smoothbore appears clean along its entire length. Est.: $700-$950. (Antique)