PIN FIRE REVOLVER

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    gamehunter3
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    I HAVE A FRIEND AT WORK THAT WANTS TO GET RID OF A OLD PIN FIRE REVOLVER. HE WANTS IT OUT OF HIS HOUSE. HE SAYS ITS A 12MM DOUBLE ACTION DATED 1860-1870. IT HAS A LEIGE PROOF MARK AND A COUPLE OF STARS ON THE CYLINDER. IT HAS A 6" OCTAGON BARREL. ALSO IT HAS WOOD GRIPS WITH A LANYARD RING ON THE BOTTOM. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.


    THANKS JERRY IN FLORIDA

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    Wow - little older than what I am up on. Don't know much about the old pinfires. Best thing is to take it to a local gunshow and shop it around for identification and value. It sounds like a Belgian military - 12mm? Real horse pistol.
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    WELL ONE THING I KNOW THAT IT IS FRENCH MILITARYAND I SAW ONE IN A MUSEUM WEB SITE.




    JERRY IN FLORIDA

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    Here is a typical large-frame Belgian pinfire revolver, on the Lefacheaux patent.



    If you can tell us the rest of the markings on the gun and describe the proofmarks, we can get pretty specific on most of these old rascals.
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    gamehunter3
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    IT HAS E ON TOP OF LG WITH A CIRCLE AROUND IT. IT ALSO HAS A STAR OR STARS WITH A Z OR AN N DEPENDS WHICH WAY YOU LOOK AT IT. THAT IS AT THE END OF THE BARREL NEXT TO THE CYLINDER. IT HAS A LEIGE PROOF MARK ON THE CYLINDER 1860-1870.


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    OK, lets try this one. Another LeFaucheaux patent pinfire, this one is 12mm.


    The stars may or may not a vestigial French proof, but without definitive French proofing it would not be French military. Definitely has the Belgian proofs, of course. Many of these pattern guns were made in the Liege area and they ended up being used around the world, including the American Civil War. It would be really interesting to get a history on the piece. If the condition is similar to the one pictured, $700 is a good ballpark.

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    gamehunter3
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    WELL I CHECKED OUT THE PINFIRE TODAY AND IT IS IN THE CONDITION OF THE 2ND PICTURE ON THIS BOARD BUT HAS A BROKEN SPRING OR SOMETHING THAT KEEPS IT FROM BEING ABLE TO SHOOT. THERE IS A WEB SITE THAT HAS THE SAME EXACT GUN ON IT IN EXCELENT CONDITION. HERE IS THE WEB SITE. WWW.MAWER.FREESERVE.CO.UK/PINFIRE.HTM MAYBE THEN I CAN GET ABOUT WHAT IT IS WORTH OR MAYBE ABOUT WHEN IT WAS MADE. THE GUN HAS NO DATE.


    THANKS JERRY IN FLORIDA

    Edited by: gamehunter3 at: 2/10/02 6:13:54 pm

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    Same information applies.

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