Antique Pin Fire Revolver


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Grunkle
December 7, 2010, 07:33 PM
Lefaucheux Style, Large Frame (11/12 mm), Single or Double Action, Pin Fire Revolver with beaver-tail wooden handle and lanyard ring. There are no identification markings on exterior surfaces. The only marking found to date is ď11 VĒ stamped on the left side of the cylinder spindle. All external surfaces of this revolver are blued steel in good condition. The bore shows definite rifling grooves and some slight pitting. The action, both single and double, is very smooth and crisp. I estimate itís condition at about 95%. I would love to test fire this antique but ammo is not presently available. This revolver was left by a retired US Army Major who was a veteran of WWII, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam era. This revolver may be of Lefaucheux, Spanish, German, English, or Belgian manufacture. Assistance in the identification of this antique and itís value would be appreciated.

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bang_bang
December 7, 2010, 07:42 PM
Very very interesting.

I hope somebody can give you some information about this weapon. Thanks for sharing!

Grunkle
December 7, 2010, 07:47 PM
Thanks for your encourgement. Grunkle, Newport News VA

GCBurner
December 7, 2010, 08:19 PM
If you ever want to shoot it, reloadable brass cases are available:
http://www.hlebooks.com/pinfire/pin00.htm#11/12mm

Grunkle
December 7, 2010, 08:23 PM
Thanks GCBurner. I found those during my 3 week search for info on the antique. Maybe later.

lefaucheux
January 2, 2011, 02:20 PM
Hello
Seems to by Belgium to me.
Do you've on the Cylinder the lettres ELG in a ovale? If so is from Belgium
If you somewhere the letters LF than it's French.
If you got a proofmark U with one or two crown than it's German ....
If there is nothing , than it's probably Spanish ....
Take a look here, soory its in French but maybe it can help you .

http://www.lesgrosbarbares.info/lefaucheux/index.php?file=Sections&op=article&artid=148

LF

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