Unknow rifle

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by cappo, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. cappo

    cappo New Member

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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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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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?
     

  3. slammer

    slammer New Member

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    Colt buntline special maybe?
     
  4. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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  6. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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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
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  8. cappo

    cappo New Member

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    Thanks for your help, i will look if there any sign on rifle..
    I will write it to you..
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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