Lot 72: French Percussion Pistol
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: French Percussion Pistol, mid-19th c., 60 caliber octagonal barrel, maple stock, butt compartment, lock bears engraved in block letters, "Jeff Davis / 1846", barrel l. 5 1/8 in. Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016) and, according to the museum exhibition label, continuously exhibited as a pistol used by Jefferson Davis.