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Title .44 calibre Le Faucheux pinfire revolver
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1865

A nice example with a natural grey patina. This revolver was accepted by the French Navy as their service weapon in 1856 and was used by both sides in the American Civil War. A sound and practical design, the only danger being with the cartridges if dropped on a hard surface.

Unlike many pinfire revolvers, which have the central cylinder arbour screw threaded to fit the frame, this has an interference fit arbour secured to the frame by two small screws. The barrel is approximatly 6.5 inches long.

There is some factory engraving on the piece and a little floral carving to the top of the grips. The bore and action are both excellent and the walnut grips show some age wear to the checkering, but are generally in good shape.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Firearms : Obsolete Cartridge : Belgian : 19th Century]


I just received the buckle, it's an excellent example, thank you again.

N J, UK, 08.04.2017

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005