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Flintlock Dueling Pistol (c. 1820 -1830) Paris, France Walnut, steel, ebony, gold, flint, and cloth Anonymous Gift 1981.2.1



This pistol was manufactured by the Le Page company, which was famous throughout Europe. Single-shot dueling pistols such as this were more accurate and expensive than other firearms of the period. Popular with French royalty, Le Page firearms are praised in many novels and poems.

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