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elastic limit
December 9, 2006, 09:02 PM
Does anyone know anything about a Parisian gunmaker named Pirmet? I think he was active around the late 18th to the early 19th century, and I saw a couple guns he made for European royalty in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
The reason I ask is that a friend of mine has a double caplock shotgun with some pretty cool carving and some gold inlay marked Pirmet a Paris. Web searches have been pretty sparse, and I haven't seen any info in any books.
(If you want more pics/info just ask.)

kirkcdl
December 9, 2006, 10:17 PM
You might want to post this on one of the forums on www.Gunboards.com ,it's a lot more collector-oriented than other sites.Good luck...

MarcusZ
December 13, 2006, 03:54 PM
This is a great site for identifying old European firearms:

http://www.littlegun.be/index.htm

James K
December 14, 2006, 08:21 PM
My sources show a Pirmet in Paris, France, from 1779-1809, a maker of flintlocks. I have no other information, not even a first name. Either he had a long career or there was another, as that gun is percussion and appears to be original, not a conversion, probably from around 1830-1840.

Jim