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unknown pinfire revolver

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by scrooge, May 5, 2009.

  1. scrooge

    scrooge New Member

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    i recently got this pinfire revolver. my grandfather found it in a roadside ditch after ww2.
    can anybody tell me what model it is?

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    i tried to photograph all the markings on it.
     
  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    Other than it's a relic ( because f the condition ) and made in Belgium there's not much information on these old Belgium pin fires. Value is not high and in the rough shape yours is in I would say 50 to 75 dollars as a wall hanger.
     

  3. johnboat

    johnboat New Member

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    might be neat to compare ballistics to see if it was used in a crime or maybe the losee should have learned why it has a lanyard ring neat peice of history if it is functionable learn to shoot it well .
     
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    If it was found in a ditch, my guess that it is French :D, placed there very carefully by a retreating French soldier.:eek:
     
  5. TranterUK

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    I am with RJay. An old belgium made pinfire. Rust remover, wire wool, some black paint and on the wall with it...
     
  6. lefaucheux 54

    lefaucheux 54 Member

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    A belgium pinfire revolver because of the letters ELG on the cylinder
    This marking was used until 1893 ....
    The D with a star above is the marking of the controlor in use after 1877
    So we can date the revolver between 1877 and 1893
    Revolver Simple and Double Action 9 or 12 mm
    The other letters are unknown for me , perhaps after cleaning you can send us other pictures .....

    With regards
    Lefaucheux

    http://lefaucheux.no-ip.info