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Old 03-25-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hello,
I have this rifle long time ago... It's without gunstock.
I don't know any information about it.
Can anyone help me with some knowledge, information?



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Old 03-25-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Looks very nice. It is not a Colt 1855. They had a side hammer. It lokks somehow Spanish to me. I am at a loss. Are there any markings visible?



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Colt buntline special maybe?

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Can't be a buntline I don't think.

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I'm going to GUESS that it's Belgian, probably made in Leige. I suspect
it's a pinfire built on the same system as the Lefaucheux revolvers.
The shape of the hammer, the open top design, the loading gate
are typical Lefaucheux.

Nicely done, it appears to be a fairly high end example.

Here is a link to a VERY similar Lefaucheux revolver.

http://www.gundeals.co.uk/LEFAUCHEUX-PINFIRE-REVOLVER,name,229352,auction_id,auction_details

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Yeah, it's a pinfire. You can see the notches in the chambers for the pins. My guess is Lefaucheux also

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I would contact the National Firearms Museum at the NRA HQ in Fairfax VA. You have what appears to be a pinfire revolving carbine- most likely a Lefaucheux (French). And a nicely done one, at that. Probably about .43 cal.
Open frame, shape of hammer, shape of recoil shield, ejector. Run a google IMAGE search for Lefaucheux, take a peek at whats there. See resemblance?

There are a few truly scarce arms around- and I feel this is one of them. Have seen a LeMat (revolver/shotgun) carbine ONCE in my life. You may have such a once-in-a-life item here.

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Thanks for your help, i will look if there any sign on rifle..
I will write it to you..

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Cappo- spoke with David Condon today at gun show. David handles upper end older arms. He will be tied up at show on Sunday, but drop him a note thru david.condon.com, and send him the photos you posted. He has seen a few of the revolving carbines, and may be able to offer you some help. Good luck



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