Jan 5 2012

The Emperor’s Gun


Flintlock Sporting Gun of Napoleon I Bonaparte

Today’s Photo: The Emperor’s Gun

This double barreled flintlock sporting gun was made by Jean Le Page for Napoleon Bonaparte, who in turn gave it to the Polish count, Vincent Corvin Graf von Krasine-Krasinski as a gift. Le Page was also the royal gun maker for the French king, Louis XVI. This amazing gun and many others can be viewed in the armored court section of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Today’s Quote: A picture is worth a thousand words.- Napoleon Bonaparte