A French Cavalry Classic from 1813
Big bore beast for close horsemanship fighting
The AN XIII flintlock pistol was the workhorse of the French cavalry during Napoleonic and later times. Soldiers often carried two into battle and with a 17mm barrel, they could deliver fearsome stopping power. Originally develpped in the 1700’s, the AN series developed over many years through to percussion in the mid-19th century and was copied by many countries incuding Belgiuam, Italy and Switzerland. The AN also became the template for early US made cavalry pistols by Aston and Simeon North.
Ours is an AN XIII in very good condition and appearance. It was made in Maubeuge Hauts-de-France région, northern France, which lies on the Sambre River, near the Belgian frontier and is dated 1813. The lock is signed ‘ Maubeuge Manuf. Imp. le”