Item:
ON7845

Original Victorian Belgian Pinfire Revolver Issued to Customs House, Harwich in Holster - c.1860

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Original Item: Only One Available. This interesting little revolver dates to the 1860s, when the "NEW" Pin fire Cartridge was becoming the rage. Small six shot revolver in approximately 7mm caliber with folding trigger. The Pinfire system required the hammer to hit a post sticking out of the side of the cartridge, which moved into the cartridge's center igniting the charge. The hammer face was therefore flat and fell upon the top of the open top cylinder. The cylinder bears E. / L.G. / * in an oval Liège proof marks showing it to be of Belgian manufacture.

The revolver has nice wood grips with the markings down the rear of the grip frame reading: CUSTOM HOUSE HARWICH. Comes complete with its original leather flap top holster, the closing strap with stud now absent.

Interesting little revolver and remarkable that it was used by the British Customs Service during the middle of Queen Victoria's reign. Ready to display!

Specifications: 

Year of Manufacture: circa 1860
Caliber: Approx 7mm
Ammunition Type: Pinfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 3 1/2 inches
Overall Length: 7 1/2 inches

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

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