Original Norwegian M-1831/46 Percussion Dragoon Pistol Cut for Shoulder Stock with Notched Hammer – Serial 1043
Original Item: Only One Available. These are very uncommon pistols on the market, and we have only ever seen a few. This is a very nice Norwegian Model of 1831/1846 Percussion Converted Cavalry Pistol, which has definitely had an interesting history. Only 1280 pairs of these pistols were made, each set consisting of one rifled “studser” pistol and one smoothbore “flankors” pistol, plus a detachable shoulder stock.
This example is slightly shorter than it originally was, fitted with an 8 inch 0.69″ barrel with an overall measurement of 14 3/4 inches. It features all brass mounts of butt cap, trigger guard, and side plated, as well as the distinctive “L” side plate. The lock plate brass butt cap are both marked with serial number 1043 / R. We understand these were made at the Arsenal of KONGSBURG in Norway, and the CROWN / K marking is visible on the lock plate in several locations. There are additional proof marks on the plate as well.
There is an iron back strap extending from just behind the barrel tang all the way down the spine of the grip to the brass butt cap. This back strap is cut for the addition of a removable wood shoulder stock not present at this time. The lock functions correctly, holding at half cock, and firing at full. The hammer has a notch on the back, indicating that at one point, there was a “dog”
The pistol definitely does show wear and tear from decades of service, and powder burn on the barrel has removed any markings that were present. The trigger guard is cracked through at the lower screw, with a replacement piece of brass added, and the iron back strap is bent outwards at the bottom. The nose cap is a bit loose, and both the front and rear sights on the pistol have been removed. The stock shows repairs and some woodworm damage as well, with cracking in areas.
A rare Military Pistol, with a very interesting history. Ready to Display!
Years of Manufacture: 1772-1848
Caliber: .69″ Pistol
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Barrel Length: 8 Inches
Overall Length: 14 3/4 Inches
Action: Side Action Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded
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