Original French Style 7mm Pinfire Double Action Revolver circa 1860

Item Description

Original item. Only One Available. Almost certainly made in what is today Belgium, this revolver appears to have no markings whatsoever. The Pinfire system was the earliest form of "Cartridge" developed with a pin projecting out at 90 degrees to the cartridge case. When depressed by the falling hammer the cartridge discharged. At the time up against muzzle loading Revolvers these were revolutionary. Like most things by the end of the Civil War technology had moved on and in the late 1860's regular type cartridges as we know them today had been introduced.

This example has a folding trigger, not made with a trigger guard for easy concealment. It has an unusually long 6" barrel and one of its wood grip panels, the right one, is almost certainly a replacement.

It has a dull steel finish with no pitting, and the loading gate on the right side has been removed (or lost) perhaps for easier loading. Comes complete with ejector rod for ejecting spent cartridges. Ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1860
Caliber: 7mm
Ammunition Type: Pinfire Cartridge
Overall Length: 10 inches
Barrel Length: 6 inches

Action: Double / Single Action
Feed System: 6 Shot Revolver

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