Gun Manufacturer MARIETTE of CHERATTE (Liege) Manufactured between 1832-1865
Patent Date shows as Proof house Lieges 1849 to 1883 improved by François GUEURY arms manufacturer in Cheratte, Belgium
Firing Mechanism is a Ring Finger Under hammer Percussion Cap Black Powder Muzzle Loader Overall Length 7” Barrel Length 2 ¾”
Description: Bore is Good, Pepperbox needs timing reset on barrel advance. Grips Walnut Grips are sound and retain about all of their original polish. Minor dimples in wood. Special Markings Crown over V ELG in Oval on Floral Scroll Design on Body, Ring Trigger and Damascus Barrels Mariette Brevete on lower tang
Pistol retains about all of its orig Damascus pattern on the bbls with scattered patina on the bbl rotating wheel. Frame & back strap retain most of their original bright polish.
History/ Notes Fine Belgian pepper-box with 2-1/4 fine Damascus 4-bbl cluster that are screw bbls all matching numbered to the rotating wheel. It has iron frame with 2-pc smooth ebony bag-shaped grips and a ring trigger. Frame & back strap are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns.
Condition Overall Fine to Excellent overall condition for an antique.
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