|German percussion dueling pistol by Bartolomäus Joseph Kuchenreuter - $850.00|
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German percussion dueling pistol by Bartolomäus Joseph Kuchenreuter, Regensburg. Inlaid on top of barrel in silver "BARTH. IOS. KUCHENREUTER" and marked at back of lock "IN/REGENSBURG". 10-5/8" octagon barrel of about .49 caliber bore, about 17" overall. Barrel cleanout screw absent. Metal parts are nicely engraved with minimal scattered pitting. Hammer spur broken off and reshaped long ago. Stock is broken through in the lock area, repaired long ago with two nicely shaped silver bands, but still loose. Wood is beautifully carved in the grip, missing a sliver from the forearm edge along the left side, forearm tip is absent. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.