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Lot 29: Scarce St. Etienne Francaise Mitrailleuse Palm Pistol

Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company

November 30, 2012

Rock Island, IL, USA

Live Auction
  • Scarce St. Etienne Francaise Mitrailleuse Palm Pistol
  • Scarce St. Etienne Francaise Mitrailleuse Palm Pistol
  • Scarce St. Etienne Francaise Mitrailleuse Palm Pistol
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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
Finish: nickel
Grips: hardwood
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.

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