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Premiere Auction September 10, 2011

Belgium - Pinfire

Lot 218
Sold for Belgium - Pinfire
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Estimated Price: $750 - $1,300
Serial #Belgium - Pinfire ManufacturerBelgium ModelPinfire
TypeRevolver Gauge9 Mm Pinfire Catalog Page49
Barrel5 3/4 Inch Round FinishBlue GripIvory
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
A. Fagnus Engraved Pinfire Double Action Revolver with Ivory Grips
DescriptionRight side of frame is marked "A. FAGNUS / INjr BREVETE" with "48" on the left side. Left side of top strap is marked "241". Floral engraved frame, back strap, trigger guard, and cylinder. The cylinder must be removed for loading making for a unique design. To remove the cylinder the cylinder pin is pulled forward and the vertical bar on the cylinder pin is designed to be used as an ejector rod. The cylinder pin is attached to the gun via a barrel collar and cylinder is attached to the barrel by a small chain. Floral engraving on the cylinder, trigger guard and top strap and a floral scroll engraving on the frame and back strap with a dot motif on the recoil shield and around the hammer. Fitted with two piece smooth ivory grips and a lanyard ring on the butt.

ConditionVery good. The revolver retains traces of original blue finish (mostly on the barrel) with the balance a smooth brown-gray patina. There is some very scattered mild pitting (mostly on the barrel). The slightly undersize grips are fine with a few long hairline age cracks and some very minor handling marks. The ivory has aged to an attractive yellow color. Mechanically excellent.
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