L. of each pistol 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); L. of each barrel 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); Cal. of barrel 28.196.1a, .48 in. (12 mm); Cal. of barrel 28.196.1b, .49 in. (12 mm); Wt. of each pistol 2 lb. 5 oz. (1050 g)
The locks bear Pirmet's name, but the silver mounts are hallmarked by his contemporary Nicolas Noël Boutet.
Signature: Signed in script on the lock: Pirmet Argr à Paris.
Marking: Marked on the lower side of the butt and lock-plate: 1. cock and figure 1, in chamfered recatngle (Cf. Beuque. Dict. des poinçons, no. 657). 2. Lozenge with N/B, pistol between (Maker's mark for silver ornament, not identified) 3. head of bearded man with 8 and 5 to left and right (Beuque, no. 1) 4. faces (Beuque. no. 1107).
Ex. coll.: Frederick Sherman Rook; Theodore Offerman.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Arms and Armor," February 6–April 16, 1911.