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RUSSIAN GOLD INLAID SUPERPOSED DOUBLE BBL PISTOL

ELABORATE PEARL INLAID STOCK WITH GOLD INLAY BBL

COLT THIRD MODEL CIVILIAN DRAGOON REVOLVER

CASED IVORY HANDLE MINT CONDITION 1858 PERCUSSION GUN

SPRINGFIELD 1863 CIVIL WAR MUSKET.

GOOD CONDITION RIFLE FOR UNDER $1000!

EXTREMELY RARE GOLD MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY NICHOLSA NOEL BOUTET
EXTREMELY RARE GOLD MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY NICHOLSA NOEL BOUTET

tHIS FINE TREASURE OF fRANCE ORIGINALLY CAME FROM THE h.h. tHOMAS COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE FIREARMS & ART FROM LEXINGTON, KY. THE FRAME IS SUPERBLY ENGRAVED WITH A STALLION IN A LANDSCAPE ON THE LEFT SIDE & A FEARSOME BULL ON THE RIGHT. THE ARTISTIC EXECUTION OF THE PANELS REMAINED UNEQUAL IN THE 19TH CENTURY.THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FRAME IN MINUTELY ENGRAVED WITH A BORDERED PANEL 2 BUCOLIC VILLAGERS AMONG TREES & A DEER IN A FIELD SCENE ON THE FOLDING TRIGGER. THE ROUND TURN OFF BARREL FEATURES EXQUISITELY RENERED BORDER ENGRAVINGS OF LEAVED & FOLIAGE & ALSO A PANEL OF A FRENCH LADY IN EARLY 19TH CENTURY EMPIRE DRESS CARRYING A BASKET OVER HER RIGHT ARM. THE SWAN NECK HAMMER IS ENGRAVED WITH STARS & THE FRIZZEN & TOP-JAW IN SUITE. THE PAN FENCE IS ENGRAVED, AS ARE ALLTHE SCREW HEADS. THE BARREL IS SIGNED MANUFRE A VERSAILLES. THE FRAME IS SIGNED IN FULL BOUTET/DIRECTEUR/ARTISTE. THE PUSH ON THE BUTTON SAFETY IS ENGRAVED AS WELL. THE FINELY MOLDED EBONY GRIPS IS ELABORATELY INLAID THROUGHOUT ITS SURFACE WITH WINGED DRAGONS, A LARGE GRYPHON, LEAVES, & SCROLLING FOILAGE. EVERY ASPECT OF THIS LOVELY PISTOL IS A TRIBUTE TO NICHOLAS BOUTET AS PERHAPS THE GREATEST MAKER OF HIGH ART ARMS OF ALL TIMES. BOUTET'S WORKS ARE HIGHLY PRIZED BY NATIONAL MUSEUMS INCLUDING THE HERMITAGE, METROPOLITIAN, & FRANCE'S OWN MUSEE DE L'ARMEE. THERE ARE ONLY 3 GOLD MOUNTED BOUTET FLINTLOCK PISTOLS IN PRIVATE HANDS IN THE US, A PAIR WITH SIMILAR BUT NOT AS ELABORATE GOLD INLAY GRIPS IS PART OF A GARNITURE WHICH WAS PURCHASED FOR 5 MILLION DOLLARS.THESE GUNS ARE ILLUSTRATEDIN THE CATALOGUE THREE CENTURIES OF TRADITION.


CONDITION: THE STEEL PARTS HAVE AN AGED GRAY PATINA WITH CRISP & DISTINCT ENGRAVINGS OF THE PANEL SCENES & DESIGNS THROUGH OUT. THE POLISHED EBONG GRIPS HAS MINOR REPAIR BUT ALL THE GOLD INLAYS ARE INTACT, PRISTINE, & BRIGHT WITH DISTINCT DETAIL & NO LIFTING OR REPLACEMENT. THE SMALL PARTS ARE ALL ORIGINAL. THE ACTION FUNCTIONS PROPERLY. THIS IS THE ONLY GOLD MOU8NTED BOUTET LIKELY TO BE OFFERRED AT THE PRESENT TIME & FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AS ONLY 3 PISTOLS ARE IN PRIVATE HANDS. THE GUN IS TRULY A NATIONAL TREASURE OF FRANCE AS WELL AS THE WORLD. ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. THANK YOU


Product Number: 2715
Price: $33,985.00
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