19th Century Belgian engraved pinfire revolver

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by katzenplatz, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. katzenplatz

    katzenplatz New Member

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    Jul 28, 2010
    Here's the second of the three old handguns I plan to take to Cave City or Louisville......

    This one is a sharp looking Belgian pinfire revolver. Besides some light but non-detracting corrosion (mostly seen in the third picture) the only problem I see with this one is a missing screw that held the cylinder cover in place. Everything seems to function on this gun as well. This one would make a great display piece.

    Thank You All for taking the time to look! :)
     

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  2. katzenplatz

    katzenplatz New Member

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    Jul 28, 2010
    More pics.....:D
     

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  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Very nice and that relief engraving is well done and in good taste. It looks like a quality gun.

    Not only is the loading gate screw missing but so is the spring and the little detent that goes into that hole and keeps the loading gate closed.

    Jim
     
  4. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    wow, that is really awesome
     
  5. lefaucheux 54

    lefaucheux 54 Member

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    Sep 16, 2008
    Nice looking Belgium made Pinfire revolver
    The G with the crown above seems to indicate that this revolver has been approuved before 1877 .
    Probably on the cylinder you've also the letters ELG in a ovale

    LF
     
  6. katzenplatz

    katzenplatz New Member

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    Jul 28, 2010
    Thank you all for taking the time to comment!:)


    Any guesses about what something like this might be worth?
     
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    If the parts were replaced, I think $450 would be a good asking price (maybe not a getting price, but that is another story).

    Jim
     
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