z Sold August Francotte pinfire revolver
z Sold August Francotte pinfire revolver
August Francotte pinfire revolver - Click to Enlarge Image

z Sold August Francotte pinfire revolver

RJT#4710 -


A rare  example of large caliber 12mm pin fire revolver, 5 3/4" ribbed barrel with fixed front sight and notch rear sight on the bridge, no markings on the barrel. Six-shot cylinder with mandatory Belgian ELG proof mark. Closed frame and protected cartridge pins in the cylinder. Almost all of the original blue is gone and decorated with hand engraving on the frame and cylinder. Made by the famous Belgium high quality maker August Francotte. Under the barrel is the ejector, the grips are hand checked walnut with no chips or cracks. This revolver is mechanically perfect and tight. This revolver was well advanced beyond any of the American made revolvers of that period. This revolver has, a flap with a spring opens to allow quick and easy loading, ejector pin is mounted on the right side to eject the spent cartridges, trigger guard and backstrap are iron, grips secured with a single screw, swivel ring on the bottom could be used to secure a safety strap.   No finish remaining and has turned to gray. The metal surfaces are mostly smooth with mottled gray patina. The action is tight and strong. It functions mechanically perfectly. The markings are readable. Civil War Revolver

This is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you in the USA or INTERNATIONALLY. Adult signature required. Sold as an Antique ~ no guarantees, warranties, or liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first.

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