ENGRAVED Antique Belgian PINFIRE Folding Trigger Double Action REVOLVER IVORY GRIPS, FLORAL Scroll 8mm Sidearm!
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Category: Antique Revolvers - Cartridge - Pinfire Pistols & Revolvers
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ENGRAVED Antique Belgian PINFIRE Folding Trigger Double Action REVOLVER
IVORY GRIPS, FLORAL Scroll 8mm Sidearm!
Here we present an antique Belgian Pinfire Revolver, made circa the 1850s. In 1830, notable gun maker and inventor Casimir Lefaucheux invented the pinfire cartridge and patented it in 1835 to become one of the first self-contained firearms cartridges. This very early design included a case with ball, powder and primer, but what made it different from what was to come later in cartridge development was the “firing pin” that projected out of the side of the case. It was this pin that was struck and detonated the primer inside.
His son, Eugene, would build on Casimir’s invention, designing a pistol to take advantage of it. The hammer would be flat and smash down on the side of the cylinder, from which the pin of the cartridge would project. This revolver and pistol design would become prolific, especially in Europe throughout the 19th Century, being adopted by militaries, used by civilians and police, and even being sold for use during the American Civil War. Many makers made both licensed and unlicensed copies.
The overall condition is very fine. Bright original nickel finish. The action is strong and tight all the way around. The bore is in good shape. This example showcases floral scroll motifs throughout with entwining line patterns. Both ivory grips are firm. Here is a great nice antique revolver to collect and display!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 3-1/2 inches.
Caliber: 8mm Pinfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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