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French Gaulois No. 1 Palm Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:750.00 USD Estimated At:NA
French Gaulois No. 1 Palm Pistol
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French Gaulois ''Squeezer'' No. 1 Palm Pistol, #T20495, 8mm RF cal., blued 2.25'' round barrel with brass post front sight, marked ''Gaulois'' and ''No. 1'' on top rib; blued steel frame is marked ''Manufacture Francaise/Armes Et Cycles/Saint Etienne'' in a circular logo on top, fitted with a 3-position switch marked ''S'' (safe), ''F'' (fire) and ''D'' (unload/disassembly) on left side, and has the signature ''squeezer'' bar trigger at rear with a finely checkered hard rubber grip pad. 5-shot cartridge capacity. Mfg'd ca. 1890-1912. Condition is near excellent: Barrel and frame retain 90+% smooth original deep blue, with just light roughness to right frame and sharp edges and markings; squeezer bar retains moderate case colors with scattered light discoloration; grip pad of blended black-and-pink hard rubber retains sharp checkering with a three-quarter inch chip out at top left. Action seems to function properly; bore is clean with sharp rifling. Est.: $1,500-$2,000. (C&R/PPT)