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ON5491

Original Belgian .32 Rimfire Open Top Pocket Revolver Circa 1870 - Liege Proofed

Regular price $495.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very cute Open Top six shot .32 caliber Rim Fire Revolver, which at first glance would appear to be for Pinfire ammunition. The pinfire cartridge was introduced in the early 1860's and featured a pin sticking out of the side of the cartridge case. The hammer on these mostly "open top" revolvers smashed down on the pin, discharging the load and firing the weapon.

The rimfire cartridge was a great improvement over the PinFire system, and was introduced around 1870. The new system immediately became popular, which resulted in pinfire type revolvers being made in rimfire. This is just such a case.

The revolver features a folding trigger for easy transportation in a coat pocket and the cylinder is stamped with the Belgian E.L.G. marking. It is in overall excellent condition, however the side loading gate is absent, leaving the rear of the chamber's cartridge cases partially visible.

Otherwise in full working order, both single action and double action. Cleaned and ready to display.

Specifications: 

Year of Manufacture: circa 1870
Caliber: .32 cal.
Ammunition Type: Rimfire Cartridge
Overall Length: 3 3/8 inches

Overall Length: 7 1/2 inches
Action: Single/Double
Feed System: 6 Shot Revolver

NOTE: International orders of antique firearms MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services (courier). USPS Priority Mail international will not accept these.

Shipping Restrictions

    This product is not available for shipping in US state(s)
    New Jersey


    This product is available for international shipping.

Legal Information

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    Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services.

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