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Title Lefaucheaux pinfire revolver
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1860

This fine six-shot revolver, in approximately 9 mm calibre, has Liege proofs and is marked with further proof marks on the cylinder, possibly German. The cylinder and frame are factory engraved throughout, the cylinder retaining 90% of its original blue finish. The ivory grips are magnificent and show a little wear, but no damage.

The bore is good and clean; the action is nice and tight. It functions on single and double action.

The pinfire system was developed by Casimir Lefaucheaux, a Parisian gunsmith working between 1820-60. In 1854 he patented a breach-loading pinfire revolver which became the French navy standard issue weapon in 12 mm calibre.

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

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


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