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)
Rogers Fund, 1928
28.196.1a, b, .2a–l
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
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.