Pair of Belgian Percussion single shot pistols (AH5883)
Pair of belgian percussion single shot pistols. Caliber is approximately .40.,with fine multigroove rifling. Barrel length 2”inches and overall length is 6 1/2”inches. Barrels are faux damascus and are octagonal. These are folding trigger pistols for self defense use by a man or as “Muff pistols for a lady’. Both pistols are tastefully engraved with matching engraving work. Grips are of rosewood. The actions both function perfectly. Both pistols bear the Liege Belgium ELG proof marks. Both pistols were finished bright and both are marked with the number 20 on the bottom barrel flat with the initials AF. Possibly Auguste Francotte ? This pair are in excellent condition with no damage or abuse. The grips have no chips or cracks. Beautiful pair to be proud to own! Probably made in the 1840’s.