France Pinfire

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  1. yardbird

    yardbird New Member

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    Any ideas on value Frence needlefires? I have two of the olds clunkers ..1867 and1868..
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  2. hrf

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    1867-68 French pinfire what? By 1867-68 pinfires were already semi-obsolete.

    There are the large caliber Lefaucheux pinfire revolvers imported during the Civil War, a zillion small caliber pinfire pocket revolvers, pinfire shotguns and rifles...
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    Thanks for the reply. They do make great wall hangers with those nice brass bayonets hanging on them..I suppose maybe the blades are worth more than the rifles?.
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    Brass bayonets??
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    SORRY !! Grips are brass, but the blades are not..Roy
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    Can you post some pictures of them?
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    Here goes and as you can see never cleaned or messed with. ( one of these on my wall since 1969). Roy

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    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Ah, so what you have is French Chassepot needle-fire rifles, not pinfires! And they do have bayonets with brass handles..

    One without the bayonet sold on auction recently for $600. Another with $649 minimum bid listed 3 times with no bids.
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    Thanks for the reply..guess I know better..Roy
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  10. Ken W

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    Interesting. Wouldn't mind have those on my wall. :cool:
  11. lefaucheux 54

    lefaucheux 54 Member

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    Lefaucheux numbres LF xxxx

    Hello to you;)

    For years I received questions about the numbers on the weapons LF
    Like on the pictures :):)

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    While many people claim that there is no logic in the numbering, I am convinced otherwise.
    The challenge for 2013 will be to try to establish a list of numbers large enough for all models manufactured in Paris and draws a logic.

    Thank you to send me, if you want to participate:):) and by PM or email

    lefaucheux54@yahoo.fr


    your numbers, the location of that number and a little description of the LF models you have.

    Thank you in advance :)


    LF;)
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