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Pistolet Le Gaulois + Mitrailleuse repeating pistol
1893
built by Manufacture Franšaise d'Armes et Cycles de Saint Etienne,
literature: Jean Huon, Les Pistolets Automatique Franšais,
Winant's book Firearms Curiosa, pages 82 - 83,

 

Cognac Leon Croizet


S = Safe * F= Fire * D = Disassemble

inside open # 23653

22653 under barrel

Armes et Cycles

 

palm-squeezer repeating pistol GAULOIS No. 1, original blue with hard rubber grips,  the squeezer mechanism vivid case hardened, matching serial # 22653 under barrel and inside the receiver, caliber 8mm Gaulois (similar .32 extra short), 2"  barrel with bead front side and inscription on top flat. On the left side is a lever one can position in S (safe) F (fire) and D (disassemble). The handy pistol is in good working order and excellent condition. The antique is concealed in a leather case which usually is thought for a pocket bottle of Cognac. Interesting oddity!   $1,950.

open for loading

Armes et Cycles

S = Safe * F= Fire * D = Disassemble

 

palm-squeezer repeating pistol GAULOIS No. 2, original blue with hard rubber grips,  the panels are nicely etched, the squeezer mechanism vivid case hardened,  serial # 29297 inside the receiver, caliber 8mm Gaulois (similar .32 extra short), 2"  barrel with bead front side and maker's  inscription on top flat. On the left side is a lever one can position in S (safe) F (fire) and D (disassemble). The handy pistol is in good working order and excellent condition. The antique comes in a very are original card board box, unfortunately damage.
An interesting oddity!    
$ 3,000.

 

 

MITRAILLEUSE

cover pushed frontwards for loading

3634 under barrel

maker's name on side

open

 

cigar case

maker's name on case

inside box with barrels and ten cigar holders

MITRAILLEUSE palm-squeezer repeating pistol, original white with etching and black and red hard rubber grips,  the squeezer mechanism vivid case hardened, matching serial # 3634 under barrel and inside the receiver, caliber 8mm Gaulois (similar .32 extra short), 2"  barrel with bead front side and inscription on top flat. On the left side is a lever one can position in S (safe) F (fire) and D (disassemble). The handy pistol is in good working order and excellent condition. The antique is concealed in a leather cigar case which.
Interesting oddity!  $3,000.

 

additional information:
Gaulois # 1 plain blue
Gaulois # 2 etched, blue
Gaulois # 3 and Mitrailleuse etched, polished white
Gaulois # 4 etched, blue, gold decorated.

contemporary advertisement in Germany "flat like a note book"

 

palm-squeezer repeating pistol GAULOIS No. 3, original blue with hard rubber grips, matching serial # 24618  inside the receiver, caliber 8mm Gaulois (similar .32 extra short), 2"  barrel with bead front side and inscription GAULOIS No. 3 on top flat. On the left side is a lever one can position in S (safe) F (fire) and D (disassemble). The handy pistol is in good working order and excellent condition. Distinct is the elaborate engraving of the little pistol.  It comes in a decorated leather purse which shows some use and age.
Interesting oddity!    
sold