French St. Etienne mkd Perc. Dueling/Target Pistol

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French St. Etienne mkd Perc. Dueling/Target Pistol
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French St. Etienne marked Single-Shot Percussion Dueling or Target Pistol, ca. 1850s, NVSN, approx. .58 cal., 8'' twisted steel barrel is semi-swamped at the muzzle and features multi-groove rifling. Floral engraved steel furniture including lockplate with ''Aury/a St. Etienne'' within an oval border, hammer, triggerguard with long pineapple-style front finial and full-length rear tang, buttcap and flower-shaped left-side screw escutcheon. Varnished walnut halfstock with vacant silver shield at wrist, carved forend, floral carved raised molding at oval butt, checkering at wrist. Condition is good showing on overall gray metal patina, and traces of case hardening at breech tang, hammer and lockplate; plum-blue hammer screw may be a replacement. Stock is sound showing age and minor dings. Action is crisp and smooth; bore appears fine with sharp rifling. Est.: $600-$900. (Antique)