French Model AN XIII Pattern Flintlock Cavalry Pistol, .69-Caliber SOLD
Most were manufactured between 1806 and 1814; used through circa 1840 This example is unsigned, they were manufactured by Manufactures Impériales of Charleville, Maubeuge, St-Etienne, Tulle, Versailles, Mutzig and Torino. Designed to equip mounted units, each horseman having two pistols; heavy use during Napoleonic Wars…exported to the United States and other countries. The pistol displays nine marks and has a tapering two-stage barrel, octagonal to round in bright finish, very good bore although it could use a cleaning. Long iron grip strap, breech tang to buttcap tang; flat beveled lock with rounded tail. Brass furniture includes the pan, buttcap, trigger guard; forend band. The forend band has an integral tang extending rearward to forward lockplate retaining screw on left side…tang is pierced to receive lockplate retaining screw effectively retaining the forend band in position. Walnut half-stock with inspector’s marks opposite the lock. The mainspring is supper strong. The later ramrod appears to be for a Model 1822 Chatellerault. Barrel: 7 7/8”.