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Detail of the two pistols out of the case

Cased Pair of Percussion Pistols with Accessories

Gunsmith: Louis-Julien Gastinne-Renette (French, Paris 1812–1885 Paris)
Date: dated 1856
Geography: Paris
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Steel, brass, gold, wood (ebony), textile (baizé, wool), copper, leather
Dimensions: Pistols (a, b); L. of each 16 in. (40.7 cm); L. of each barrel 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); Cal. of each .46 in. (12 mm); Wt. of each 2 lb. 3 oz. (992.2 g); ramrod (c); L. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); Wt. 1.5 oz. (42.5 g); cleaning rod (d); L. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm); Wt. 1.8 oz. (51 g); mallet (e); L. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 5.3 oz. (150.3 g); screwdriver (f); L. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Wt. 2.6 oz. (73.7 g); bullet mould (g); L. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); Wt. 8.8 oz. (249.5 g); powder flask (h); H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 4.2 oz. (119.1 g); patch box (i); H. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Diam. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Wt. 0.4 oz. (11.3 g); nipple box (j); H. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm); Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); Wt. 1.5 oz. (42.5 g); spoon (k); L. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 0.4 oz. (11.3 g); case (l); H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); W. 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm); D. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Wt. 7 lb. 4.7 oz. (3308.4 g); leather case (m); H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); W. 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm); D. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 7.5 oz. (1573.4 g)
Classification: Firearms-Pistols-Percussion
Credit Line: Purchase, John Stoneacre Ellis Collection, Gift of Mrs. Ellis and Augustus Van Horne Ellis, and Gift of Charles M. Schott, by exchange, 1989
Accession Number: 1989.318a–m

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