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1840's French Percussion Pistol with VB Makers Mark

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    Default 1840's French Percussion Pistol with VB Makers Mark

    I have been given the opportunity to purchase what is believed to be a 1840's French Percussion Pistol with maker marks VB stamped. It is a beautiful piece but since I do not know much about these I was wondering if someone could help me verify it, or give me any more details about it? I've attached a couple of pictures. Does anyone know its approximate value?

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    Default Re: 1840's French Percussion Pistol with VB Makers Mark

    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    It appears like it may be a home-made job or a rework, possibly made from
    a long gun or shotgun. The stock is rather bulbous and the trigger guard
    and ramrod are much thinner than one would expect from
    a factory or gunsmith.

    Just a guess.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: 1840's French Percussion Pistol with VB Makers Mark

    Hi,the only listing I have for VB is Vincenzo Bernardelli of Brescia Italy who started producing pistols somewhere around 1865......Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Default Re: 1840's French Percussion Pistol with VB Makers Mark

    VB is also Vivien Buissere,maker of grenades during WW1.
    This particular pistol looks also to me like a unique model.

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