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£850 (EUR 979; USD 1,053) (+bp*)

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1877-1890 A.D.
9 3/4 in. (975 grams, 25 cm).

Single and double action twelve shot 9mm calibre revolver with 13cm (5¼") round barrel with extractor rod mounted at right and hinged loading gate with Liege proof marks and marked 'CAL 9mm' to right frame with serial number 2676; fitted with plain wood scale grips and lanyard ring (usually fitted to revolvers intended for military use); action working well.

Acquired from Bolk Antique Arms, Netherlands, 2016.
The Kusmirek Collection, UK.

Accompanied by Bolk invoice and details.

See Curtis, C.C., Systeme Lefaucheux, Armslore, 2002, for the full story of pinfire arms.

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the Firearms Act, 1968, to be held as a curiosity or ornament. No license required but buyer must be over 18 years of age. Overseas bidders should note that, due to UK regulations governing export of all firearms, overseas buyers will need to make arrangements for shipping this lot out of the UK directly, by air freight, with a specialist company or agent.