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Lot 3238: Lefaucheux 20 Shot Pinfire Revolver

Auction Date: December 4, 2016

J. Whyte Lefaucheux Brevet 20 Shot Pinfire Double Barrel Double Action Revolver with Folding Trigger

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

J. Whyte Lefaucheux Brevet 20 Shot Pinfire Double Barrel Double Action Revolver with Folding Trigger

Manufacturer: French
Model: Pinfire - Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 7.65 mm pinfire
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 120
Class: Antique
Description:

This revolver has a folding trigger that slightly revolves the cylinder with each pull allowing the hammer to strike the upper and inner ring of chambers. The barrel has a dovetailed sight base with a small bead. A small "AS" mark is on the right side of the barrel lug at the bottom. The opposite side across joint of the barrel lug and the left side of the frame has a "E. LEFAUCHEUX/INUR BREVETE" stamp, and "JS WHYTE" is on the left side behind the cylinder and below the hammer. Interestingly, the underside of the grips have broad arrow marks suggesting ownership by the British government.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. 85% plus of the period applied nickel plating remains. The nickel has some heat distortion on the cylinder. There is some oxidation and dark brown patina where the finish has flaked. The grips are very good and have crisp checkering and minor handling and storage marks. Mechanically fine, and the markings are crisp.



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