FD1026 The Double-Barrel Pistol of Napoleon

FD1026 The Double-Barrel Pistol of Napoleon
FD1026 The Double-Barrel Pistol of Napoleon
Item# FD1026
$105.00

Product Description

France 1806

Overall Length: 14 1/4"

Weight: 2lbs 10oz

Barrell Length: 7 7/8"

The original of this side-by-side double-barreled flintlock pistol is from Napoleons private armory and bears his insignia on both sides of the grip. Made by Gribeauval, Napoleons personal gunmaker, the pistol originated in the French gunmaking center of St. Etienne in 1806. Unusual for its day, the double-barrel configuration provided a decided advantage over its single-barrelled counterpart, given the notoriously slow reloading procedure for flintlocks.

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