Nicolas Noël Boutet

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A case with a pair of flintlock pocket pistols with ebony grips and engraved steel barrels, c. 1805

Nicolas-Noël Boutet (1761 – 1833), was a French gunsmith and director of the Versailles rifle manufactory.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Paris, France as the son of the royal gunsmith and became his assistant. In 1788, he married Leonie-Emilie Desainte, the daughter of his father's colleague, which gave him an even better position at court and the title gunmaker-in-ordinary" to King Louis XVI of France.

During the revolution he worked for Napoleon as director of the state arms manufactory.[1]

He died in Paris.[1]

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