"pistolet de gendarme" cal.69 at 10meters


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flibuste
July 19, 2013, 05:25 PM
This is a constabulary pistol of the Napoleon period. Actually the first version was flintlock and named "an IX" ( 9th year of the new calendar after the French revolution) and later on converted to percussion. It is a "pocket" version for the police with smoothbore.

There is no specific markings so it is a civilian version.

load 2.5g BP, 5g cornmeal and cal.69 patched ball ; aiming under the target

The last 15 balls are within the drawing

http://i33.servimg.com/u/f33/11/02/14/58/01910.jpg



Some pics :




http://i33.servimg.com/u/f33/11/02/14/58/gendar11.jpg

http://i33.servimg.com/u/f33/11/02/14/58/gendar12.jpg

http://i33.servimg.com/u/f33/11/02/14/58/gendar13.jpg
http://i33.servimg.com/u/f33/11/02/14/58/gendar10.jpg

http://i33.servimg.com/u/f33/11/02/14/58/gendar14.jpg


regards

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Cosmoline
July 19, 2013, 06:04 PM
Nice! I almost never see smoothbore pistols being fired at the ranges here. I wonder if they ever used buckshot loads in those.

splattergun
July 19, 2013, 06:53 PM
Beautiful pistolet! That is good shooting at 30m. Some modern 'pistolets' may not do so well. But at .69 cal it would hurt anywhere it hits. :eek:

Acorn Mush
July 19, 2013, 08:37 PM
What an interesting "thumper"! You are to be commended on your great shooting of a pistol without sights, too.:D

Can you provide any more historical information about it?

flibuste
July 22, 2013, 05:03 PM
That is good shooting at 30m

Actually the target was only 10 meters away !!!!!!!



The Pedersoli "gendarme AN IX" is very similar.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzFYhNWUPAgRQGZ8fO2wmVTjxMmpRub8EfC3yhHsZcxYrnU4s-

72coupe
July 22, 2013, 05:37 PM
Very nice. You have some interesting hardware.

VA27
July 22, 2013, 10:02 PM
Very nice! (I've been drooling over that Pedersoli for months. There's a vid on YT of one being shot.

LeonCarr
July 22, 2013, 11:07 PM
Wow...talk about a Pocket Rocket.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

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