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Need help identifying/valuing an old revolver (possibly Fagnus)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 1KPerDay, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. 1KPerDay

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    Motorcycle buddy of mine asked me to post this up... any info from THR?
     
  2. barman

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    It is indeed a Fagnus - Maquaire revolver, built in Belgium for the civilian market in the 1880s.

    It is probably chambered for 11 mm 73, the French ordonnance revolver ammo of that time, given the fact that the Fagnus was advertised as being an improved civilian version of the "Mle 1873" (mostly because of its bouncing hammer)

    In terms of value that gun can be sold from 800 (good) to 1200 euros (mint) in France and Belgium, if the bore is in nice shape and the lock is tight. 1400 euros is excessive.

    What's interesting with this one is that the barrel seems longer than on the standard version, which is possibly quite rare and desirable.
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    Thank you. Any statesiders have an idea of U.S. value?
     
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