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Old July 22, 2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Help, ID Lefaucheux revolver (with pics)

Hi, im new here

I just pick up yesterday this beautiful revolver. I dont have too much information about this gun, only know that is a "pin fire" or lefaucheux revolver. I all ready checked the gun and i saw 2 markings, dont have serial number. IMO is very similar to the M1858, but mine have the fame and the cylinder engraved...

Can any one help me ?


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Old July 22, 2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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Old July 22, 2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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No idea haha but welcome im also pretty new...well posting anyway. Beautiful revolver and these people are great and im sure you will get some ID help
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Old July 22, 2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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IDK much about them, only that the engraving on your specimen looks very different, especially on the cylinder, than the engraving on this one, with known (documented) factory engraving, even though it appears to be a different model (why I focused on the cylinder engraving):




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Old July 22, 2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Check the back of the cylinder and see if there is an oval with the letters ELG in it. That is the Liege proofmark, and that revolver was probably made in Belgium.

Engraving was quite common on those guns and was often nicely done. Unfortunately, the value of that gun, even with the engraving, is rather low, perhaps $250 or a bit more. It might bring a little more if the loading gate were not missing.

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Old July 24, 2013, 12:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for the answers! I think i found 2 marks, the first one is like a crown and the other i cant identify..



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Old July 24, 2013, 10:03 AM   #7
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What James K said.
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Old July 25, 2013, 09:32 AM   #8
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The Zhuk book has several pages of pinfires. I see three that are very very close to yours. None by a known maker, just commodity revolvers from minor European makers 150 years ago.
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Old July 25, 2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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Those markings don't mean anything to me and as far as I can tell they are not Belgian or French. Those revolvers were made in other countries as well, including Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany, so it is quite possible that you might never be able to determine its origin.

In any case, it is a interesting wall hanger.

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