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Flintlock Pistol

Made by Nicholas Noël Boutet, French, 1761 - 1833

Geography:
Made in Versailles, France, Europe

Date:
c. 1800

Medium:
Steel, wood, silver

Dimensions:
6 3/8 × 2 1/16 × 16 5/16 inches, 2.1 lb. (16.2 × 5.2 × 41.5 cm, 968g) Caliber: 15 millimeters (1/16 inches) Width (lockplate to counter plate): 1 9/16 inches (3.9 cm) Length (of barrel without tang): 10 5/8 inches (27 cm) Weight (of barrel): 0.9 lb. (404g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1977-167-859a

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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Label:
Maker's mark of Nicholas Noël Boutet (French, 1761-1833). Boutet was appointed Arquebusier Ordinaire du Roi in 1788. In 1800, Napoleon, as First Consul, granted Boutet an eighteen year concession for the Manufacture Nationale de Versailles.