circa.1750's cased flintlock pocket pistol - marked Riviere, London

1800.00
Category
Firearms Muzzleloaders
Classification
No PAL Required
Action
Single-shot
Condition
Very Good
Manufacturer
(other)
Caliber
50 cal. muzzle loader
Model
black powder
Hand
Right Handed or Ambidextrous

8th century, completely original and fireable coat pistol by Riviere of London. Two stage steel lock with a very strong spring producing a shower of sparks. .50 caliber, walnut stock,  original ivory tipped ramrod, silver escuncheon and furnishings. The case is white oak with burl walnut veneer, powder flask and about 12 balls included. Gun is 8 inches long overall. There is a small crack in the stock to the right of the tang and a couple of small dings to the stock at the left of the tang, the head is missing on the sliding safety- otherwise in outstanding and very original condition. there is no pitting or evidence of surface rust. this gun is absolutely fireable, but needs to be checked by your gunsmith before doing so. The overall measurements of the case is 9"x4.5" x2.5 inches

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