Thrilled to share my recent acquisition - an incredibly early Pauly firearm, carrying the serial number 53. Its construction echoes more of the 1812 patent than the 1816 addition, especially in the way the frame is designed and affixed from the underside with a single screw, unlike later designs that used two.
"Pauly et compagnie" was under the ownership of Pauly himself only from 1812 to 1814, producing guns exclusively in Paris for just 18 months. By May 1814, Pauly had relocated to London, passing the company to A. Moreau and H. Roux. The new owners paid homage to the founder by marking the guns with "Invention Pauly" which is what you will see on nearly every Pauly gun made over the next 14 years.
Guns marked "Pauly et Cnie" are exceptionally rare.
See also, earlier discussion on a later gun built on the Pauly system by Lefaucheux after he purchased the company:https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=630374