Belgian Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver
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10/11/21 - This is a nice example of a Belgian-made Civil War-era Lefaucheux 11mm Pinfire Revolver. The Lefaucheux pinfire system revolvers were very popular private purchase items during the U.S. Civil War, particularly for Confederate officers, who did not have access to the pistols produced by the North. They had to turn to imported firearms for their sidearm, and the pinfire pistol was one of the best out there at the time. These private purchase examples were more heavily ornamented than the military issue, and issued in double action as opposed to single. They were available in various different calibers ranging from the large 11 and 12 mm down to 7mm or so. This one has a very nice pin-striping pattern on both sides of the frame and on the cylinder. It looks like it was never blued but rather had a stainless finish. There is noticeable spotty oxidation throughout and some areas of minor pitting here and there. Lanyard ring is intact. Comes with nice grips with some minor scuffs on the left side. The bore has decent rifling with some areas of oxidation and freckling.
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