Le Gaulois French Pistol
Manasquan, NJ –-(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand reader Fiorella wrote.
” I just recieved from my father this old gun. I want to know how much is worthy. do you have and idea?
And where could i sell it?
Thanks Fiorella. “
What you have is a Le Gaulois French Pistol. In 1893 in the “Manufacture de Saint Etienne” catalog appears a curious small repetition pistol sold under the “Machinegun” name. A few years later it will be renamed the “Gaulois” and will remain build till the beginning of World War I.
Invented by Brun-Latrige this gun doesn't have a trigger as the rear part acts as the repetition and ignition mechanism.
The model displayed there is nickel finish with special grips.
Various pistols were inspired by this design (pistolet rouchouse, le merveilleux, le protector,…) Gun History courtesy of GunsWorld.com
I would contact Rock Island Auction as they are experts in selling antique firearms.
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