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French Cavalry pistol with intlock, model AN of the XIII (1804 - 1805).
Overall length - 36.1 cm; barrel length - 20 cm; caliber - 1.8 cm. The pistol consists of a box, a trunk, a lock, a trigger mechanism and a brass instrument. The barrel is steel, cylindrical, without a front sight and a pillar. The outer diameter of the barrel smoothly decreases from the breech to the muzzle. In the breech the barrel is slightly turned and has an octahedral cross-section with rounded edges. A hole is drilled on the right side of the trunk.The barrel is attached to the body with a screw in the shank and a brass tip, which is installed in the front and made in the form of a ring. On the left side, a res- trictive plate is soldered to the tip, which is fastened to the keyhole with a screw. Steel ramrod. A curved metal plate is installed between the tail of the breech screw and the end of the handle. At the top and bottom of the plate there are holes for fastening screws. The gun is equipped with a intlock, which is installed on the left side of the body, with a brass powder shelf, which is located at a small angle. The trigger guard is a curved steel plate with slots for faste- ning screws, trigger and trigger hook. Brass trigger guard, with holes for mounting screws. The outer surface of the bracket is polished. There are marks on the pistol: on the barrel on the left - “1813” the letter “B”, on the right “S” and “FF”; on the stem - “M an13”;- “Maubeuge Manuf. Imp ”; on the tip of the forearm - «V» and «R.»; on the handle - «174»;“D” under the asterisk and “AD”; on the trig- ger guard - on the body «360». France, 1813. Condition : good