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Lot 31: Engraved French "Le Merveilleux" Squeeze-Fire Palm Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $800 - 1300
Manufactured without sights, marked "LE MERVEILLEUX" on top of the barrel and "LORON/S.G.D.G./JR&Cle" on the butt, with scroll and leafy vine engraving, checkered action bar, external follower and checkered grip panels.
BBL: 2 3/4 inch round
Gauge: 5.5 mm
Grips: hard rubber
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Good, with traces of the original nickel finish in the protected areas, showing a mixed gray and brown patina overall, along with some mild handling marks and spotting overall. Grips are very good, with a thin crack on the bottom of the left panel and sharp checkering. Mechanically very good.