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This fine over and under pistol was made about 1860. The double barrel large bore style was fashionable with military officers. The .70 cal 6 1/2" barrels are rifled, Liege proofed and serial numbered. The upper barrel top is inscribed F. P Caron a Paris Aig de L. M. l'Empereur. The locks and furniture are finely engraved. The figured walnut stock is checkered and inset with a monogrammed silver escutcheon. The maker, F. P. Caron, worked in Paris 1852-74. He was Gunmaker to Napoleon III, Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew and heir of Napoleon I, first president of the French Republic, later Emperor of France (1852-70) and its last monarch. The pistol is truly of royal quality, preserved with a light film of old dried oil. The engraving, particularly of the maker's name and credits, is preserved as new with the sides of the engraved lines crisp and reflective. The gun appears to have never been fired and is in untouched original condition. The silver escutcheon on the grip bears an Old English H B monogram which inspires speculation that the gun was made, perhaps as a gift from Louis Napoleon, for a member of the Bonaparte family. Napoleon I's success resulted in the installation of family members in conquered countries including Italy, Spain, and Holland. A large network of royal and influential Bonapartes, one of which was likely the original owner of this gun, stretched across Europe.

Delivery to CA or NJ requires a FFL recipient.

Stock Number: FNS3477


or $3,760.00 + $1,367.27 for 11 months.

Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

Pay just $4,700.00 today with 3 additional monthly payments of $4,700.00.

Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. A deposit of 20% is required, following 11 equal monthly payments.

Pay just $3,760.00 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $1,367.27.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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