The Wallace Collection

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Flint-lock rifle with ramrod
  • Flint-lock rifle with ramrod
  • Nicolas Noël Boutet (1761 - 1833)
  • Versailles, France
  • c. 1805
  • Steel, walnut, ebony, ivory, copper alloy, silver and gold, engraved, chiselled, blued and gilded
  • Length: 105.5 cm
    Length: 65.3 cm, barrel
    Width: 1.5 cm, calibre
    Weight: 2.91 kg
  • Inscription: 'Boutet Directeur Artiste Manufacture à Versailles' Engraved
    Proof mark: Versailles factory
    Inscription: 'Boutet Directeur Artiste' Engraved
    Stamp: 1st standard, medium excise marks and maker's mark
    Stamp: Petit garantie or census mark
    Incised mark: Small mark resembling the petit garantie Twice stamped
    Stamp: 'DB'
  • A1131
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Probably Demidoff sale, Paris, 05-08 April 1870, no. 661; Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.