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Old October 2, 2005, 01:09 PM   #5
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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Deadin, I think you have it nailed. I was going to say the Gendarmerie pistol, Model 1763, but the Year IX model is an updated version with a rounded lockplate vs. flat. The gun was originally flintlock, of course, as Jdolby says. I can't read the lockplate, but I think they were made at Maubeuge.

FYI, the Year IX of the French revolutionary calendar began on 23 Sept 1800 and ended on 22 Sept 1801 by our calendar.

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