French Flintlock pistol by J. Penel Farnes, Ca. 1760

This nice pistol has a .40 cal., 4″ octagonal-to-round cannon-style screw barrel with rifling. Lock engraved with the name J. Penel Farnes. Iron triggerguard with nice finial, walnut stock with raised carving behind tang.

Condition: Barrel has a nice brown patina. Lock is sharp and crisp with brown patina. Stock is untouched with a nice patina and carving. 

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One Response to French Flintlock pistol by J. Penel Farnes, Ca. 1760

  1. avatar Jeff C. Laffite Jones says:

    This scrimshaw powder horn was carved by my great….great-grandfather Chris Jones. The horn was carved with 309 masonic cryptic anagrams & picture puzzles that tell the secret of my family. My great…great- grandfather is George Washington’s only son. Scott f. Wolter of the History Ch. paid for my DNA test to prove it’s true. I am Viking descent Washington- Osborne, 72nd generation to Odin and Thor. Ref. ( The Pedigree And History Of The Washington Family: Derived From Odin, The Founder Of Scandinavia, B.C. 70 (1879) by Albert Welles) Kessinger Publishing’s – Rare Reprints (www.kessinger.net). My great….great-grandfather’s real name is Isaac Martin. He was born August, 12th 1757 to years before George married Martha. At 18 years old he joined the Minuteman Regt. he was Capt. at the battles of Saratoga under Benedict Arnold’s Regt. 1777 he was promoted to Maj. General & Spy. On Oct. 15, 1781 he was captured aboard the ‘USS.Jason’ commanded by Capt. Charles Hamilton which was captured by the ‘Monsieur’ a British ship. He was taken as prisoner. After the war he was pardoned and put aboard the H.M.S. Bounty in 1787 where he met Fletcher Christian. In 1789 they mutinied the Bounty from Capt. Bligh and hid out on Pitcairn Island. In 1792 five of the nine mutineers fake their deaths and returned to the U.S. With the help of Isaac’s father George & Napoleon they changed their names to a.k.a. Laffite. five mutineers and five Laffite brothers. About 1797 they were sent to France to assist Napoleon as his secret marshals ( XYZ affair) In 1803 four of them showed up in New Orleans claiming to be brothers name Laffite. Isaac stayed in Europe with Napoleon and captured the Vatican in 1809, Isaac removed important documents from the Vatican and brought back to the United States and hid them. In 1810 he changed his name from Markus Laffite to Chris Jones using his wife’s maiden name, Anna Jones. She was not a sister like they thought she was his wife. Jean’s wife was Yvonne Lentz, she was not Jewish, she was practicing Judaism. Chris and his wife had a son born 1810, John Jones 1st named after John Paul Jones which is not his real name either (John Paul). Here are all of their names, (Isaac Newton Martin a.k.a. Markus Laffite a.k.a. Chris Jones,)( Fletcher Christian a.k.a. Jean Laffite a.k.a. John Jones,) ( John Mills a.k.a. Alex. Laffite a.k.a.Dominque Youx )( John Williams a.k.a. Pierre Laffite) (William Brown a.k.a. Henry Laffite). After the Battle of New Orleans,1815 Markus & Jean hid the famous Laffite treasure. In 1826 Jean and Jeanette and the rest of my family disappeared and hid in San Antonio. John 1st married Jeanette in 1833 and had a son, John Jones 2nd. In 1836 four of the six family members were killed at the Alamo & two survived, Lt. John Jones 1st. New Orleans Gray, his wife Jeanette, her father Jean and Anna Jones were killed. Ref.( The list of the Alamo’s dead ) only Lt. john’s name is listed. Anna was found unidentified, Jeanette was found laying between two muskets in the court yard, trying to get the loaded muskets to her husband & father. After the battle was over the Mexicans pilled the dead on to a funeral pill and burned the bodies. Chris recovered his 3 year old grandson from the Mexicans and brought him back to Pennsylvania where he raised little John 2nd till he was 17 years old. In 1852 Chris Jones died at 95 years old, but before he died he told only some of the story to his grandson. He told John that the horn told where the Laffite treasure was hidden and the rest of the secrets of his family. He told John to pass the horn to the fist son and to name him John also, all my grandfather’s are named John. My grandfather was the last John C. Jones till the tradition was broken. I was only 5 years old when my grandfather told me the story and showed me the scrimshaw powder horn. When he died he left the horn to me. In 2000 I deciphered the horn. My grandfather told me that the name of the horn is (The Skeleton Map Horn) because the horn creates a 6 ft. skeleton puzzle on paper that tells where they hid the famous Laffite treasure. It took me a little over 3 years to decipher the horn. It took over 3 years to decipher the horn because there are 8 different codes, Viking hooked X and doted code, Old English anagrams, grid word code, cross word code, up-side down & reverse & reverse mirror image puzzles, number code, Mason codes, and picture puzzles. How do I send photos of horn, pistol & musket.

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