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Flintlock Pistol

Made by Nicholas Noël Boutet, French, 1761 - 1833

Made in Versailles, France, Europe

c. 1800

Steel, wood, silver

6 5/16 × 2 × 16 9/16 inches, 2.1 lb. (16 × 5.1 × 42 cm, 954g) Caliber: 15 millimeters (1/16 inches) Width (lockplate to counter plate): 1 7/16 inches (3.7 cm) Length (of barrel without tang): 10 5/8 inches (27 cm) Weight (of barrel): 0.9 lb. (398g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

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

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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.