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The presented object appears to be a French Chatellerault 1849 Naval and Marine percussion lock pistol. The lockplate is marked "Mre. Nle. de Chatellerault", with proof and inspector stamps, and the manufacturing date 1851.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market. This piece is in medium condition and there is no severe damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 600 to 1.200 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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