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.


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]