Le Vieux Chasseur (The Old Hunter) by Deyeux

Le Vieux Chasseur is a richly detailed book by Deyeux, featuring fifty-five engravings by H. Sharles and Baulant, focusing on various aspects of hunting and firearms. Among its many topics, the book discusses a unique cane gun utilizing the Pauly system, noted for its innovative design. The cane gun, described on pages 61 and 62, includes detailed illustrations and specifications, highlighting its practical use as both a walking stick and a defensive weapon. The cane gun, attributed to Eugène Picherau, showcases an early use of integrated firearm technology within everyday objects. This book serves as both a practical guide and a historical document, offering insights into 19th-century hunting practices and firearm advancements....

 


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