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French flintlock coat pistol signed on lock "Lamotte" - $650.00

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French flintlock coat pistol signed on lock "Lamotte". 3-1/2" barrel with octagon breech of about .50 caliber bore, about 7-1/2" overall. Metal parts have a mottled patina overall with scattered light pitting. Butt has a cap over a possible hidden compartment. Stock shows moderate wear and use with some chipping in the lock mortise, crack in front of lock, some reconstruction to tip of forearm. Stock is border carved with fancy floral carving at barrel tang and partial wire inlay in wrist. Mechanically good, lock is a little loose in mortise. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.