1666. Belgian Gilles Mariette Double Action Ring Trigger Pepperbox Percussion Pistol

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.36 cal., 2 1/2" four-barrel cluster of smooth bore barrels with oxidized and pitted bores. The metal surfaces have been lightly cleaned to pewter with scattered stains from oxidation, pitting and handling marks. The smooth hardwood grips rate about good to very good with worn finish, scuffs and dents. The escutcheon on the right panel is loose. The mechanism is fully functional, the barrels can be screwed out for cleaning and the gun is marked "MARIETTE BREVETE". The engraving on the frame is soft and worn away in many areas plus the Damascus pattern can be seen only intermittently on the barrels, the rest of the barrel surfaces now smooth metal. (88547-48) {ANTIQUE} (400/600) SOLD FOR $345.00

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