Originally Posted by Bob L.
Aaron thanks for your post. I inherited a La Faucheux and have been trying to verify if it was among those 12500 that were purchased by the North from France early in the war,
Bob, Could I see a picture of the pistol to verify it is a Lefaucheux model 1854?
It should look like this:
The serial range believed to have been imported officially by the United States Government fall between 25,000 and 37,000.
But other firms also imported guns and many armymen brought along their own side arm so there is still a good chance it could have been used.