StÝckel: "Alphonse Caron, Paris, Passage de L'Opera, 1839 - 1852,
Arquebusier du King" = gun maker of the King
CARON, StÝckel: "Alphonse
Caron, Paris, Passage de L'Opera, 1839 - 1852, Arquebusier du King" = gun maker
of the King,
an exceptional target pistol for percussion cap and ball, 7Ĺ" octagonal bull barrel with dovetail front sight, on breech inscription A. CARON, intertwined A.C. and BTE. (for brevete / patent) und the barrel AC BTE and probably the serial # 117, metal parts scroll-engraved, channeled grip of the best wood, dark-blue French-fit case, two ramrods, two sealed and one open tin-cans with percussion caps and several balls. The pistol is similar a rifle a break-open system.
The escutcheon in lid is engraved E. M.
A scarce set in good working order and very fine condition $7,500.