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Støckel: L. Lefaure, Paris, 1850 - 1860, Boulevard Poissonnire 9,
main spring vice
an excellent set of dueling pistols by LEFAURE,
cal. .50 percussion, 10" octagonal browned barrel with fixed dovetail sight, and like a golden band near the breech inscribed CANON ACIER FONDU = barrel cast iron. The lock inscribed under the hammer A PARIS, and it is like the hammer and butt plate nicely engraved. The ebony grips are deeply channeled as typical for the period.
The pair is in a complete case, burgundy inlaid, inside the lid the label "L. LEFAURE Arquebusier" (= arms maker) as pictured, with correct powder flask bullet mold, very rare adjuster, measurement spoon, a smaller wooden container with some caps, a bigger container, ramrod, mallet, nipple wrench,main spring vice, one replacement nipple and key. The lid has a crack probably from being warped, that is not uncommon, other wise fine.
Generally a decorative and desirable set by one of leading Paris makers! sold