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£ 790 Ref 3397. A scarce French 6 shot 11 mm pin-fire revolver manufactured by E. LEFAUCHEUX. Circa 1865. 11 mm Muzzleloader
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Ref 3397. A scarce French 6 shot 11 mm pin-fire revolver manufactured by E. LEFAUCHEUX. Circa 1865. 11 mm Muzzleloader

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Holmfirth, North EastUpdated 3 months ago
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SubcategoryMuzzleloader
MakeRef 3397. A scarce French 6 shot 11 mm pin-fire
Calibre11 mm
Modelrevolver manufactured by E. LEFAUCHEUX. Circa 1865.
MechanismPinfire
Sale typeTrade
ConditionUsed
Manufactured Year1865
Antiqueyes
CertificateNo Licence
Your reference3397
Description

Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 3397. A scarce French 6 shot 11 mm pin-fire double action revolver manufactured by LEFAUCHEUX. Circa 1865-1870. The 6 inch barrel with large foresight, steel ejector rod to the right side and engraved at the breech with the makers name E. LEFAUCHEUX. Casimir Lefeucheux was credited as the person who invented the Pin-fire system circa 1836. He was an entrepreneur of much note in St. Etienne during the reign of Napoleon III. Entrepreneurs were often people to whom the state granted the operation of an arms factory. Undertaking large contracts for the military and in addition entrepreneurs could manufacture weapons under their own name for sale in the the civilian sector. The Lefaucheux Mdle 1858 was a pin-fire double action revolver that served as the French military primary service revolver from 1858 to 1865. The Lefaucheux was also the first service revolver to use metallic cartridges adopted by any national government. The French exported many pin-fire revolvers to the Southern states of the USA during the American Civil War (1861-1865). The two piece chequered wooden grips secured with a central screw. Swing up loading gate. Liege proof mark to the cylinder. Action in good working order. In good well used condition overall. Some staining to the metal work & a few minor dings and scratches to the frame during it's working life. Overall length 12 inches. Ref 3397. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card. Established 1968.

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