French Pauly pistol airship Durs Egg Dreyse Pottet reloadable cartridge French patent # 4026 17.5 mm. authentic



Pair Early Cartridge Pistols

Maker: Jean Samuel Pauly, France

Patent: 1812

SKU: S371 Category:


An authentic, matched pair, of French Pauly pistols. These are breech loading pistols.  They were made on an 1812 patent by Jean Samuel Pauly, who died in 1821.  It was a very important development in firearms history.  The pistols use a breech loading self contained, reloadable centerfire metallic cartridge.  They have swamped and rifled barrels.  The stocks are figured walnut with iron butt caps. They were formally in the J.M. Davis Museum collection of Claremore, Oklahoma.  These pistols are so close in condition, we have to assume they have always been together, and they have consecutive museum tag numbers, which would indicate they came to the museum as a pair.


Caliber: 17.5 mm cartridge

Overall Length: 14.75″

Barrel Length: 8.625″


 Condition: Both are an even dark age patina with overall light pitting, and appear to have never been cleaned – Stocks are very good, retaining most of their original finish with some light dings – Actions operate perfectly – Bores are excellent


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