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Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
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Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris

  • Louis-François Devisme, famed armorer, created the epitome of 19th-century firearm excellence
  • These pistols arrive complete in their original green velour-lined rosewood case
  • Within the case are a multitude of ornate accessories, all bearing Devisme's signature
  • With their rich history and quality, this pair of pistols stands as a true masterpiece of its time
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$38,500
Item No. 31-6967

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Description
Elegance, precision and unparalleled craftsmanship converge in this extraordinary pair of French percussion dueling pistols. Crafted with the utmost attention to detail by gunsmith Louis-François Devisme, these .46 caliber pistols are the epitome of 19th-century firearm excellence. The 10-inch blued octagonal barrels, adorned with multi-groove rifling for unparalleled shooting accuracy, exhibit a timeless beauty that has endured the test of time. Scroll-engraved patent breeches and sighted tangs, each meticulously numbered in gold, showcase the care. . .
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Elegance, precision and unparalleled craftsmanship converge in this extraordinary pair of French percussion dueling pistols. Crafted with the utmost attention to detail by gunsmith Louis-François Devisme, these .46 caliber pistols are the epitome of 19th-century firearm excellence. The 10-inch blued octagonal barrels, adorned with multi-groove rifling for unparalleled shooting accuracy, exhibit a timeless beauty that has endured the test of time. Scroll-engraved patent breeches and sighted tangs, each meticulously numbered in gold, showcase the care with which these pistols were crafted. Each is further elevated by signed and scroll-engraved locks and scroll-engraved steel. The half-stocks, made of ebonized wood, feature intricately carved intaglio scrollwork panels, enhancing both the grip and visual interest of the weapons.

These pistols arrive complete in their original green velour-lined rosewood case. The lid itself is adorned with brass banding and inlaid with engraved brass panels. Inside the lid is a gilt-stamp reading: "26 Boulevart Des Italiens/Devisme/Arquerbusier Brevette." Within the case, accessories are abundant, including an ebonized mallet, cleaning and loading rods, nipple wrench, bullet mold and two ebonized round boxes, all bearing Devisme's signature.

Louis-François Devisme was a true master of his craft. His apprenticeship with J-Louis Dedoudert, a famed worker of Nicolas Boutet, set the stage for his remarkable career. In 1830, Devisme took over Dedoudert's store, specializing in hunting weapons and exquisite pistol boxes. Initially established at 14 rue du Helder, Devisme later found his home at 26 Boulevard des Italiens, the address written on this very case. The dueling pistols are in exceptional condition and bear witness to Devisme's artistry and 19th-century firearm craftsmanship. With their rich history and quality, the pistols stand as true masterpieces of their time and works of art in their own right.

Signed “Devisme à Paris”
Marked with serial number 1110

Circa 1860

Case: 3" high x 18" wide x 10 1/8" deep
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Cased Percussion Pistols By Devisme à Paris
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Duelling Pistols
Depth: 10.13
Width: 18.0
Height: 3.0
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