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Lot 29: Scarce St. Etienne Francaise Mitrailleuse Palm Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $850 - 1300
Standard two line makers mark on the right side of the frame, with "MITRAILLEUSE" on top of the barrel rib, and niter blue dust cover and 3-position selector switch. Floral decorated frame, with serrations on the front and a smooth hardwood panel on the operating bar.
BBL: 2 inch solid rib
Gauge: 8 mm CF
Serial Number: 523
Condition: Very fine, with 85% plus of the original nickel finish, showing areas of spotting, mild edge wear and scattered handling marks. Strong niter blue is present on the small components, and the operating bar shows traces of a casehardened finish. The modern replacement wood panel is very good, with some small dents. Mechanically excellent.