French B&Cie Caplock Pistol - Smoothbore
3/27/18 - This is a French caplock screw barrel muff pistol, manufactured B&Cie. Chambered in .45 caliber, it is a smoothbore 1840's hideout gun. It has some engraving and a nice twist pattern on the barrel with excellent wood grip. There's a scalloped cap trap in the butt. The bore shows use and age but no major corrosion. It's a smoothbore gun so there is no rifling to go bad.