Lot 2385 Detail
E. Lefaucheux, Paris, Pinfire Single Action Revolver of the Type Purchased for Use by
Union Troops, During the Civil War
Serial no. 33805, .44 pinfire caliber, 6 shot cylinder, 6 3/16 inch part round, part
octagonal barrel with maker name on top; maker name and markings also on both sides of
frame. Blued finish, with varnished walnut grips. Lanyard ring on butt, attached to swivel
on steel buttcap.
Condition: Very good; traces blue; balance brown patina with light
pitting; front sight missing; grips with wear and 30% varnish.
Note: Approximately 12,000 Lefaucheaux pinfire revolvers of this type were purchased,
by the Union, for Civil War issue; it was the only metallic cartridge revolver acquired by
either the Northern or Southern governments, for issue. It was also the first handgun of
U.S. Army issue using internally primed ammunition.
Estimate: $500 - $700
Reloading kit for pinfire cartridges
(7mm & 9mm)
How does it work?
Revolver Mod. 1873-74
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