Original French 19th Century Engraved 11mm Pinfire Revolver C.1860-65
Item #: DROL1500
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Item Description
Original Item: Made in Liège, Belgium for the French market, this fine 11mm 6 shot Pin Fire Revolver was of a type imported into the United States for Officer's private purchase during the Civil War. The Pinfire system was the earliest form of "Cartridge" developed, with a pin projecting out at 90 degrees to the cartridge case. When struck by the falling hammer the cartridge discharged. At the time up against muzzle loading percussion Revolvers, these were revolutionary. However, like most things by the end of the Civil War technology had moved on, and in the late 1860s regular type rimfire and centerfire cartridges as we know them today had been introduced.

This is a very nice example, It is fitted with fine French Walnut checkered wood grip that are still "Crisp", with a lanyard ring at the bottom. There is no maker marks or serial number. Liège, Belgium. This city produced many guns for the French market under contract.

The revolver is double action, and used by Cavalry Soldiers on both sides during the Civil War.

Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $595.00 USD

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