An IX De Gendarmerie
The Gendarmerie An IX is a small and enchanting muzzle loading pistol replica, reproducing one of the most known pistol models of the Napoleonic epoch. As it happened for the cavalry pistols, it was manufactured in pairs and was produced until the 1819 exclusively by the Imperial Manufacture in Maubeuge for a total of 32,000 pairs. In spite of the production being assigned to the gendarmerie, these pistols were equipping also the infantry officers. The original martial look does not prevent a certain elegance that combined with the small dimensions, give this gun an undisputable fascination.