NAPOLEONIC WARS Era FRENCH Charleville An IX/XIII Flintlock Pistol Antique
1807 Mfr. French Military Sidearm
Here we present an antique French Pistolet modèle An IX/XIII made at the Charleville Arsenal in France circa 1801-1806 as an An IX Pattern and then updated to An XIII Pattern circa 1806-1814. This model was manufactured at all three of the French Arsenals, Charleville, Maubeuge, and St-Etienne. The Pistolet modèle An IX was a flintlock cavalry pistol, in service in French units from 1801. The modèle An IX replaced the modèle 1777, which had been criticized to the point where the older modèle 1763 had been brought back into service. The Pistolet modèle An IX was designed to equip mounted units, each horseman using two pistols. It was used in most mounted units of the Consulate and during the early years of the Empire, as well as in the Navy. In 1806, the Pistolet modèle An XIII was introduced. The two systems co-existed for some time, until the last modèles An IX were upgraded to the An XIII standard, as is this example.
This pistol was made of robust construction with lots of brass for support. The bores are a massive .69 caliber. With the era this pistol came from, it is possible, if not likely, that it was used during the latter Napoleonic Wars.
The overall condition is very good. Original patina. The action is excellent. The bore is smooth and patinated. The stock is solid.
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Barrel is 8 inches.
Caliber: .69 Flintlock
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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