Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1392: Devisme FP Revolver 11 mm

Auction Date: April 30, 2016

Scarce Devisme Cartridge Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Scarce Devisme Cartridge Revolver

Manufacturer: Devisme FP
Model: Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 11 mm
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 196
Class: Antique

The top of the barrel is signed "Devisme a Paris." Devisme of Paris was known to have supplied weapons to a number of top Confederates, including President Jefferson Davis. This revolver has a barrel that locks to the frame with a swiveling key, which is fitted with a gear arrangement to automatically position the ejector rod when the breech is unlocked. Fitted with checkered bag shaped grips with a pair of screw escutcheons on each side

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The revolver retains 80% original bright blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina (mostly concentrated on the grip straps). The grips are very fine with a small hairline crack near the frame and some minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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