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Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Blackbeard 44, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Blackbeard 44

    Blackbeard 44 Member

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    my wife was given this old gun from her father, nobody knows what it is or who makes it, one person told me it could possibly be Swedish?

    I figured I would take a few pics and put it on here and see what the local highroad experts have to say

    There is no name anywhere on it, there is a 4 didgit serial # maybe 123J on the frame on the right hand side just above the trigger guard, and than there is a very small GA just after it, see last 2 pics

    possibly an O or a zero on the front part of the grip strap, other than that it doesnt have anything else

    Any and all info is greatly appreciated

    THANKS
     

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  2. total recoil

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    Looks like a French LeMat
     
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  4. Blackbeard 44

    Blackbeard 44 Member

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    I have to agree with nightlord40k, it looks to be a Belgian pinfire

    Thanks alot for the info, I really do appreciate it
     
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    It's a french Lefaucheux M1858, cal. 12 mm pinfire, quite possibly made in Liege, Belgium. The proof mark right after the serial number looks to be German.
     
  6. Blackbeard 44

    Blackbeard 44 Member

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    I just found another marking the cylinder
     

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  7. Jim Watson

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    ELG = Belgian proof mark pretty much forever.
     
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  8. Blackbeard 44

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    I'm guessing it's from the mid to later 1800's??

    are they worth anything?
     
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    scratch my last reply, I do remember reading the link that has already been provide, sorry
     
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