The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Flint-lock gun with ramrod
  • Flint-lock gun with ramrod
  • Nicolas Noël Boutet (1761 - 1833)
  • Versailles, France
  • c. 1800 - c. 1809
  • Steel, silver, gold, walnut, ebony, whale-bone and copper alloy, blued, damascened, engraved and chiselled
  • Length: 137 cm, overall
    Length: 97.5 cm, barrel
    Width: 1.6 cm, calibre
    Weight: 2.62 kg
  • Maker's mark: Boutet mark
    Inscription: 'Boutet Directeur Artiste Manufre. A Versailles'
    Inscription: 'Boutet Directeur Artiste Manufre. A Versailles'
    Stamp: Marks denoting 1st standard silver, medium excise and the maker
    Stamp: Probably the Paris restricted warranty mark, stamped twice.
  • A1128
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • King Charles IV of Spain. Possibly Charles Spencer Ricketts sale, Christie's, 13-20 June 1867, no. 989; Sir Richard Wallace.