Reproduction of Napoleon Bonaparte's gun, made in wood and metal with simulating mechanism of loading and firing.
This pistol was created for Napoleon by his arms manufacturer Jean-Baptiste Gribeauval in St. Etienne in 1806, and has the Emperor's badge on the handle.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France between 1804 and 1815, consolidated and instituted many of the reforms of the French Revolution. He is considered one of the greatest military geniuses in history and conqueror of the greater part of Europe. He commanded campaigns very successful warfare, although with certain similar defeats. His aggressive conquest wars became the largest military operations known until that moment in Europe, involving a number of soldiers never seen in the armies of that time.