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percussion pepperbox pepper box nfire revolver

Mariette
Støckel: "
Gilles Mariette, Liège, receives 1839 a patent for the cluster revolver (pepperbox) with double action"

Mariette interesting system pinfire revolver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mariette, 6-barrel 2½" long made from fine Damascus steel , caliber .38 percussion, ring trigger for double action only, ebonized grips, inside butt strap marked
MARIETTE BR
ÉVETÉ. The pepperbox is in good working order and excellent condition. It is a rare case with a multi-purpose tool to screw the barrels and bullet mold, BRAUN & BLOEM unfehlbare Zündhütchen (= reliable caps) and a not marked powder flask. The case shows after being around 160 years a bit wear, the escutcheon is not inscribed.
A very attractive set!  
 $4,500.

 

 

 

MARIETTE
BRÉVETÉ

 

 

AF

 

 

MARIETTE
this specimen with 18 barrels is one of the most impressive and also one of the rarest. The screw-barrels are made from Damascus steel and are kept in the white as fashionable at the time.  The gutta percha grips are deeply engraved. The socket of the barrels is marked AF by the famous maker Auguste Francotte, and it shows the mandatory Belgian proof marks ELG. Barrels and socket are numbered 1 - 18, the caliber is .38 percussion.
In good working order, extremely rare and in fine condition.    
sold

 

 

 

 

MARIETTE,
This specimen with 12 barrels is one of the most impressive and also one of the rarest. The screw-barrels are numbered 1 - 12 and made from Damascus steel. The pepperbox is kept in the white as fashionable at the time showing minor pitting.  The plain grips are varnished.

Extremely rare, in good working order and in very good condition.    
sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariette Patent marked on inside back strap,

8-barrel pepperbox with 2¾" screw barrel. Caliber .36 percussion,
One picture shows a barrel taken off.
The barrels feature a Damascus pattern.
The metal parts kept in the white as fashionable at the time,
breech engraved, bag shaped grips made from ebony.
Mandatory Belgian proof ELG.
The under hammer system is working properly.
Støckel: "Gilles Mariette, Liège,
receives 1839 a patent for the cluster revolver (pepperbox) with double action".
The revolver is in good working order and showing very minor wear, NRA fine condition.

sold

 

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