Lefaucheux .44 Caliber. Civil War Period Large Frame
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Category: Antique Revolvers - Cartridge - Civil War Revolvers
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Seller: Jay D.
Member Since: 4/11/08
First Name: Jay
Country: United States
Phone: (916) 878-1966
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Seller: Private Seller
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USED BY BOTH NORTH and SOUTH - The LeFaucheux 12MM, was one of the only foreign-manufactured revolvers to have been imported by the U.S. government during the Civil War. The Rebs likewise bought thousands. At the outbreak of war in 1861, both the Federal and Confederate governments looked to Europe to supplement insufficient arms inventories, and approximately 14,000 Lefaucheux revolvers were purchased by the USA at a cost ranging from $12.50 to $20.04 each. The Confederates likewise had thousands of the Lefaucheuxs in the field with N.B. Forrest’s boys alone having over 400 in their possession as late as 1864. In that same year of 1864 the Selma Arsenal records show they had over 50,000 rounds of Lefaucheux ammunition on hand and over a thousand revolvers.This is one of the classic Civil War issue Lefaucheux. “C Lefaucheux, Paris” Perfect to display with US or CS cavalry effects and still very affordable...
The overall condition is good with a patina finish, original grips and military lanyard hoop. It has a six shot capacity with a barrel length of 5 1/2 inches. The action indexes as it should and it works only in double action, needs trigger return spring... Needless to say … this is not perfect, but Original and still affordable.