Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 8519. A scarce French Military Naval Officer's model 1837 Pistol manufactured at the French military arsenal and engraved on the lockplate "Manuf Royal de Chatellerault". In 1816 the French Artillery Commission decided to create a new Government manufactory in the centre of France: Châtellerault. In 1822, in parallel with sword production, the fabrication of firearms started. The French government decided in 1836 - 1837 to close the firearms manufactories of Maubeuge and Charleville, close to the northern border of the country, and to transfer their production to Châtellerault and Saint-Etienne. The Maunfacture Nationale d'Armes de Chatellerault continued to produce firearms into the 20th century. The barrel dated on the tang "1837". Dating from just after the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Rounded brass military skull-crusher butt-cap, matching brass military style trigger-guard and forend pipe. The sideplate of steel and mounted with a steel belt hook. Action in excellent working order. Complete with its original swivel steel ramrod. The barrel length approx 7 inches. Overall length 12 inches. Good condition and in working order. Ref 8519. This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
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