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Black powder 10 years collection
1804-2004 - Dedicated to the Emperor

An IX

Davide Pedersoli company has started a project to run for ten years and will schedule for each year, the introduction of a new commemorative model, in a limited series, dedicated to a particular event or to an important person in history.

For the 2004 year, the Davide Pedersoli company wanted to remember the 18th of May 1804 event when Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France with the name of Napoleon the 1st. The crowning ceremony was performed on the 2nd of December of the same year in Notre Dame cathedral and was attended by Pope Pius VII.

For France, the year 1804 was also the year the seven Codes of Law including the Civil Code was issued with it's judicial unification, a very important reform, not only for France but influencing all nations plus giving a fiscal and monetary stabilization as well as administrative efficiency.

Napoleon was not only a skilled military commander, but in that period he appears as a far seeing political leader in the matter of civil rights.
After 200 years, to celebrate these significant events of Napoleonic history, we now introduce a limited series of the French cavalry pistol AN IX model and limited strictly to only 500 pistols specially offered to French, German and Italian collectors.

The pistol is offered in a handsome wood case with glass lid through which the elegant AN IX pistol stands out on a French national colour blue lining. On the grip there is inlet a medal with the Napoleonic "N" letter and a laurel wreath; the same drawing is on the case window as a serigraph on the left top corner. Each model is supplied with an authenticity certificate on parchment paper.

With an early order, the AN IX pistol commemorative model can be obtained with the series number the customer wishes, according to the availability. The same series number can be reserved for the same customer for the future models in the project, in order to collect all the 10 "Commemorative" models with the same series number at the end of the 10 year production period.


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