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Lot 299: Engraved J. Chaineux Brevete Twelve-Shot Pinfire Revolver

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Finely Engraved J. Chaineux Lefaucheux Brevete Twelve-Shot Pinfire Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Finely Engraved J. Chaineux Lefaucheux Brevete Twelve-Shot Pinfire Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Chaineux
Model: Pinfire-Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 7 mm
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch part round
Finish: bright
Grip: ebonized
Stock:
Item Views: 1022
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 217
Class: Antique
Description:

These "high capacity" pinfire revolvers were manufactured in the mid to late 19th century. Chaineux revolvers with as many as 20 shots are known. This 12-shot example has attractive floral scroll engraving and is marked "CHAINEUX/BTE" on the left of the barrel at the breech and "LEFAUCHEUX/INVRE BREVETE" on the right. The rear face of the cylinder is Liege proofed. The pin front sight is elevated on a triangular base and the hammer has a notch for a rear sight. The ebonized grips are checkered, and a lanyard ring is fitted at the bottom of the butt.

Rating Definition:

Fine, showing mostly a bright grey patina, having the appearance of being the original finish, with some scattered speckling of brown, a few scattered patches of very light pitting, and crisp engraving. The grips are very fine with a few scattered minor dings and a few scattered mild flat spots in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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