Lot 2162

A cased pair of underhammer target pistols, Cusson et Rossignol of Clermont-Ferrand, circa 1855

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A90s | Live auction | 874 Lots

Hammer price € 6,200

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Octagonal barrels, finely grooved along the ridge, with well-preserved, original bluing. Five-groove rifled bores in 10 mm calibre. The frames finely etched with tendrils, the manufacturer's mark "Cusson et Rossignol Brevetes" and the number "63" stamped on the top. The "ELG" proof mark stamped on the left side of the frames, grooved ebony butts with engraved iron butt caps. Length of each 36.5 cm.
In a case of ebonised wood, some of the brass inlays of the lid damaged. Lockable, the key is missing. The inside lined in red velvet. Includes accessories comprising powder flask, bullet mould, loading hammer, ramrod, grease tin and nipple box. Dimensions of the case 6 x 43 x 31.5 cm.
Guillaume Cusson (1807 - 1859) and Jean Baptiste Lefebre, known as Rossignol (1809 - 1893), gunsmiths of Clermont-Ferrant (Puy-de-Dome), registered three joint patents in Brussels. The mark indicates that the pistols were inspected in Liège.

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The auction starts on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 2876. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).