Posted 8 months ago
Swiss Watch & Belgium Pepperbox
Since there is not enough information to give on the pocket watch, I thought I would add the pepperbox as a companion.
There are no markings on the watch which I believe is of Swiss manufacture. It is a pendent wind, pin set (note pin on the rim case at the 1:00 position). Dial has gold minute marks and the hands are of the Louis XIV style. The case is not marked, so I don't believe it is coin or sterling. It is ornately engraved with a house and pine trees in the center of the back cover.
This is a 7mm Pin-Fire, Belgium pre-1893 proof marked.
Front of frame is marked Deprez Bte.
Joseph Deprez manufactured firearms from 1874 through 1886.
It is a 6-shot, 7mm caliber, folding trigger, double action, with 1-7/8 inch cylinder/barrel. The overall length is 4-3/4 inches. It needs to be disassembled to load and eject cartridges.
Thanks for looking & I'll try to refrain from doing any more PW/Firearms combination post.