Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher J. Gasior

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Antique Pistols - Cartridge

Shipping Terms: I ship antique handguns by USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation. I charge standard shipping fee of $20 for the first ordered handgun, and $10 for each additional one. The above rates are valid only in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost. I take checks and money orders.

Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Very Scarce Dutch "Small Model" Officer Revolver

Caliber: 9.4 mm centerfire

Price: $3575

Inventory # apc_0280

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce, medium frame Dutch officer revolver in 9.4 mm caliber. The revolver was developed by J.F.J. Bar in Delft around 1880, and was manufactured by several Dutch companies (J.F.J. Bar, E. de Beaumont, WDW, etc.). The revolver design is based on Dutch M.1873 OM army revolver, yet the dimensions are smaller (hence the name, "Small Model"). This particular revolver was manufactured by J.F.J. Bar in Delft, as indicated by markings on the right side of the frame, "J.F.J. Bar Delft" (in the oval). There is another mark stamped below the maker's mark, "I.D.W." (also in an oval, please see pictures). The mark means that the revolver was military proofed. From 1876 onward, Dutch officers could have their revolvers inspected at the State Arsenal in Delft. The I.D.W. mark (Inspectie der Draagbare Wapenen) was a predecessor of the W.D.W. mark (Werkplaatsen voor Draagbare Wapenen). It was used between 1880 and 1887. All matching serial numbers (stamped on the barrel, cylinder and cylinder rod; there are are no serial numbers stamped on all the other external parts of the revolver; all the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped). The revolver has interesting Bar's patent cylinder rod with integral lock (please, see pictures). Nice hardwood grips with a crisp military arms inspector J.C. Harnas cartouche, "Crown over H" (in an oval, stamped only on the right side grip panel). Double and single action. Fixed front and rear sights. Complete with lanyard ring. This is an early production J.F. J. Bar officer pistol with three digit serial number! CONDITION: Fine+ to low excellent. 96% of crisp blue finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the sharp edges of parts. Some blue on the hilt is turning to brownish color patina. There are some spots of patina on the barrel and hilt (please, see pictures). Some peppering on the frame and cylinder. Bore is in excellent condition, with strong and shiny rifling. Chambers are also in excellent condition. Strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The hardwood grips are in excellent condition with only minor handling marks. Scarce and attractive Dutch officer revolver! Antique. The revolver comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 3XX. (Ref.: "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 614-615, also in "Die Militarrevolver der Niederlande 1856-1940" by H.E.Harder and W.A.Dreschler, pp. 176-178).

Very Nice Large Frame Arendt/Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 11 mm pinfire

Price: $1475

Inventory # apc_0279

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DESCRIPTION: Very nice Arendt/Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. The Arendt pinfire revolvers are of the highest quality! Large size, Belgian style frame. Single and double action. Strong, closed top design with a cylinder bridge (attached by three screws to the frame). Octagonal barrel with a full length rib and fixed front sights. Francotte-type half-cock spring is fitted to the right side of the frame, just below the cylinder. Very nice hardwood grips. Six-chamber cylinder. The extractor rod is fitted to the lower part of the barrel. The design also features an Arendt patent protective ring for pins. Complete with a lanyard ring. The right side of the frame displays following markings, "Arendt Brevete", "7" and "Crown over N". The latter mark is also stamped on the cylinder, along with a Liege proof. The front part of the cylinder displays following markings, "Crown over D". Very high quality of machining and metal finish! The revolver is in all original condition. Barrel length: 156 mm. Maurice Arendt manufactured firearms in Liege, Belgium from 1857 to 1889. He had 10 revolver's patents. His major achievement was a modification and perfecting of the Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. CONDITION: Low excellent. The revolver has about 70-75% of its original finish still present on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the grip and on the trigger guard. Some scattered patina and/or peppering. Occasional spots of roughness. Bore is in excellent condition with strong rifling. The cylinder's chambers are in excellent condition as well. Strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Hardwood grips are in excellent condition, with only minor handling marks. Very attractive large frame Arendt/Lefaucheux revolver! Antique. Serial# 41XX. (Ref. "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, p. 190).

Spanish Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $1275

Inventory # apc_0277

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DESCRIPTION: Large frame Spanish Lefaucheux type pinfire revolver. The revolver has a factory original nickel plated finish. The upper part of the barrel displays a maker address, "Orbea Hermanos y C-a Eibar" (poorly stamped). The serial number is stamped on the right side of the barrel housing, which is a typical feature of the Orbea Hermanos manufactured Lefaucheux revolvers. The revolver loosely follows the French M.1854 pattern. Open top design. Single action. Six rounds cylinder. Plain hardwood grips. Complete with a lanyard ring. Some revolvers of this type were captured during the Spanish American War in Cuba and Philippines. Curtis shows an almost identical Orbea Hermanos manufactured revolver with blue/brown finish. Muller shows a very similar revolver made for the Spanish navy by the Trubia state factory as, "Modelo 1859". CONDITION: Overall in fine antique condition. 92% of original nickel finish is still on metal. The balance is in brown. The action is strong. The cylinder indexation is fine. Brown hard wood grips are in fine condition, with some small handling marks. Bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. The cylinder's chambers are also in fine condition. The loading gate works fine. All the internal parts of the revolver are in very good condition with no visible wear. The ejection rod seems to be a replacement. Orbea Hermanos manufactured some of the best Spanish revolvers at the time. Antique. Serial# 78XX. (Ref. "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 1158-1159, also in "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, pp. 84-89).

A Beautiful Pair of French Flobert Parlor Pistols with Original Hardwood Case (Zaoué, Marseille)

Caliber: 9 mm Flobert (upper pistol) & 4 mm Flobert (lower pistol)

Price: $9500

Inventory # apc_0276

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, elaborately decorated French Flobert single shot parlor pistols with an original hardwood case. The latter displays the gun maker address, "Zaoué, Fab-t D'Armes B-te S.G.D.G. Entrepot, Marseille". Circa 1860. George Zaoué was the arms manufacturer and retailer in Marseilles, France from 1841 to approximately 1861. The pistol set is of the highest quality. The two pistols are in different calibers. The upper pistol is in 9 mm Flobert caliber. The lower pistol is in 4 mm Flobert caliber. Parlor pistols came into fashion in the mid-19th century. They typically featured heavy barrels and were chambered in a small caliber. They were used for target shooting in large homes with, a dedicated for this purpose parlor, or a gallery. The pistols feature exceptional quality barrels with beautiful, high gloss blue finish and gold plated decorative scroll (please, see pictures). The steel furniture displays high grade engraving in floral motifs. Beautifully polished and finished carved ebony stocks. Steel spur trigger guards. Barrel length: 9 inch. Blade front sights with protective wings and micro-adjustable, target style rear sights (similar to Swiss style sights). Massive silver butts of the hilts. The barrels display beautifully preserved deep rifling. No markings are present on the pistols. Exceptional high quality of machining and metal finish! The pistols come complete with an original hardwood case. The latter has three compartments for ammunition and accessories (not included). Each compartment has a separate cover. CONDITION: Overall in fine+ condition. The fancy engraving on steel parts is clear and crisp. The gold scroll on the barrels is beautifully preserved. About 95% of beautiful high gloss blue is still on the barrels. There are some small spots of gray patina on the barrels. The ebony stocks are in excellent condition with only minor handling marks. Excellent bores with strong and shiny rifling. The lower pistol (in 4 mm Flobert caliber) is missing its front sights. The upper pistol (in 9 mm Flobert caliber) needs a new hammer spring (the spring is cracked and needs to be pressed when cocking the hammer). The hardwood case show some handling marks and scratches. The red velvet lining is fair and showing some wear on points of contact (please, see pictures). The case comes with a lock, but the key is missing. The two cleaning rods that were originally supplied with a case are also missing. The set is in its original, uncleaned & unrestored condition! These pistols have seen only very limited use, and they were probably put in storage for many years. Beautifully preserved early French cartridge pistols with a case!  (Shipping is $50 in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost).

Scarce Short Barrel Variant of the French Lefaucheux Model 1858 Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $1750

Inventory # apc_0274

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce short barrel variant of the French Lefaucheux Model 1858 pinfire revolver. Large frame, single action revolver. The serial number is above the range of numbers of the revolvers imported to the USA during the Civil War (25,000-37,000). Some revolvers of this pattern were also sold commercially by several retailers before and during the Civil War. This model follows the lines of the civilian version of the French M.1858 revolver (it is also similar to M.1854 Foreign Legion Type). The trigger guard was manufactured without the finger rest spur. New, "flat" style of the grip butt. Interesting oval maker mark on the left side of the frame, just below the cylinder, "Invent. E. Lefaucheux Brevete SGDG (Paris)". The revolver is marked on the right side of the frame with a Lefaucheux mark, "Break Open Pistol over LF". The upper part of the barrel displays retailer markings, "Zaoué, Marseille". George Zaoué was the arms manufacturer and retailer in Marseilles, France from 1841 to approximately 1861. The right side of the barrel housing displays an unidentified mark (please, see pictures). The same mark is also stamped on the front part of the cylinder. The revolver has 121 mm round barrel, which is not as common as standard 158 mm round barrel. The revolver is in all original condition. Open top design. Six-chamber cylinder. Fixed front sight. Hardwood grips. Complete with a lanyard ring. CONDITION: Fine. About 55% of original finish is still on metal. The balance is is in white, mixed with some brown/gray patina. Bore is in fine condition. Chambers are in excellent condition. Strong action. Hardwood grips are in low fine condition, with some handling marks, dings and light scratches. No cracks in wood. All the serial numbers and markings are clearly visible on the metal. Lefaucheux Model 1858 revolver with scarce, 121 mm long barrel! Antique. Serial# 459XX (Ref.: "Military Handguns of France" by Eugene Medlin and Jean Huon., pp.4 -15, also in "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, pp.37 - 45).

Scarce Bronze, English-Made Lefaucheux Pinfire Pocket Revolver

Caliber: 7 mm pinfire

Price: $1475

Inventory # apc_0272

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce bronze, English-made Lefaucheux pinfire pocket revolver. Bronze pinfire revolvers are difficult to find and are very collectible! The frame, barrel and cylinder are made of bronze, other parts are made of steel. The cylinder is marked with six (one for each chamber) Birmingham proofmarks. The lower part of the barrel also displays two Birmingham proofmarks. Small size frame. Single and double action. Folding trigger. Open top design without a cylinder bridge. Round barrel with fixed front sight. Very nice hardwood grips with diamond checkering. Six-chamber cylinder. The revolver was manufactured without a lanyard ring. Nice, floral style engraving on the frame, barrel housing and grip. Very high quality of machining and metal finish! The revolver is in all original condition. Barrel length: 93 mm. CONDITION: Excellent. The bronze parts of the revolver display just a few minor handling marks. The floral style engraving is nicely preserved. The steel parts of the revolver (hammer, trigger, ejector rod, etc.) show some light, scattered patina. Bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. The cylinder's chambers are in fine condition as well. Strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Hardwood grips are in fine condition, with only minor handling marks. This is definitely one of the nicest English-made bronze Lefaucheux revolvers that I have ever offered! Antique. (Ref. "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, p.184, also in "Pistolets et Revolvers de poche au XIX-eme siecle" by Dimitri Singer, p.78).

Scarce French Officer M.1874 Chamelot Delvigne Revolver

Caliber: .45 (?)

Price: $1575

Inventory # apc_0271

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce French M.1874 Officer Model Chamelot Delvigne military revolver. These revolvers had a very long service life! They were still used by the French military in World War One and in World War Two. Some revolvers of this type were used by the French colonial forces in 1950-s! The revolver was designed to fire a low pressure 11 mm black powder cartridge and should not be used with any other cartridge. This particular revolver was converted to .45 (the exact caliber should be established by a qualified gunsmith). Fluted cylinder. Single and double action. Six shot cylinder. 4.25 inch long half-round, half-octagonal barrel. Simple front and rear sights. Manufactured in 1876 in St.Etienne, as indicated by markings on the right side of the frame and on the barrel. Matching serial numbers are stamped on the frame, barrel, cylinder, cylinder rod, trigger guard and on all the screws, except for the grip screw (the latter displays a mismatched serial number). Very high quality of machining and metal finish. Dark walnut grips with nice diamond checkering. Chamelot Delvigne was one of the most reliable revolvers of 1870-s. Joseph Chamelot of St. Giles was a Belgian inventor. Henri-Gustave Delvigne of Paris was a French inventor. Together, between 1862 and 1873, they patented twelve designs related to the double action revolver and its lock. CONDITION: Excellent, with 92% of blue finish on metal. Most of the finish wear is on sharp edges of barrel, frame, cylinder and some other parts of the revolver (an honest holster wear). Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Cylinder chambers are in fine condition well. Mechanically the revolver is in excellent condition as well, with a very crisp and strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Hardwood grips are in excellent condition, with just a few minor handling marks. Complete with a lanyard ring. Antique. Serial# N69XX. (Ref. "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 286-287, "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.123, also in "Military Handguns of France" by Eugene Medlin and Jean Huon., pp. 27-38).

Very Scarce Chamelot & Delvigne M.1865 Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 9 mm pinfire

Price: $2975

Inventory # apc_0270

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Chamelot & Delvigne M.1865 pinfire revolver. Joseph Chamelot of St. Giles was a Belgian inventor. Henri-Gustave Delvigne of Paris was a French inventor. Together, between 1862 and 1873, they patented twelve designs related to the double action revolver and its lock. M.1865 pinfire revolver manufactured in Liege was their first commercially successful revolver. It had a very good reputation due to its strong lock and great reliability. Single and double action. Medium frame, open-top design. Six shot cylinder. Folding trigger. The cylinder rotates counter-clockwise. In contrast to the Lefaucheux design, the Chamelot Delvigne revolver features the loading gate located on the left side of the frame. The gate swings to the back, rather than to the side as in Lefaucheux revolver. Unusual design of the frame with an off center hammer (located to the right of the frame). Very nice ebony two-piece grips with diamond checkering. Five inch long octagonal barrel. Simple front and rear sights. Maker/inventor markings are present on the left side of the barrel, "Inv. Chamelot & Delvigne B-te". House of Liege proof is present on the cylinder. The frame, barrel and cylinder shows some geometrical style engraving with silver inlays. Very high quality of machining and assembly. Blue finish on the frame, cylinder and barrel. Case coloring on the hammer and trigger. Complete with a lanyard ring. CONDITION: Revolver is in fine, all original condition. 50% of blue finish mixed with brown patina is still present on the metal. Most of the blue finish wear is on the barrel. Fading case coloring on the hammer and trigger. Fine+ bore with strong and shiny rifling. Cylinder chambers are in excellent condition. Mechanically the revolver is in excellent condition as well, with a very crisp and strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on the metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Ebony grips are in fine condition, with only light wear and minor handling marks. All complete and in original configuration. Scarce Chamelot Delvigne pinfire revolver in very collectible condition! Antique. (Ref.: "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.40/215, "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, pp. 103-104 and 175-177, also in "Pistolets et Revolvers de poche au XIX-eme siecle" by Dimitri Singer, p.91).

Lefaucheux-Francotte Type Pinfire Revolver (Manufacture Liégeoise d’Armes à Feu)

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $675

Inventory # apc_0267

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DESCRIPTION: Medium/large frame Lefaucheux-Francotte type double action pinfire revolver with external half-cock spring. The revolver was manufactured by the Manufacture Liégeoise d’Armes à Feu in Liege, Belgium, as indicated by maker markings stamped on the right side of the barrel housing, "Crown over ML". The cylinder displays Liege proof marks. The revolver loosely follows Lefaucheux, Francotte and Gasser pinfire revolver designs. The revolver features a Francotte type half-cock leaf spring mechanism attached to the right side of the frame, just below the cylinder (please, see pictures). Open top design. Single and double action. Six rounds cylinder. Hardwood grips with diamond checkering. Complete with a lanyard ring. CONDITION: Overall in fine antique condition. The original finish is mixed with some occasional gray/brown patina. The action is still strong. The cylinder indexation is fine. Brown hard wood grips are in fine condition, with just a couple of minor handling marks. Bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. The cylinder's chambers are also in fine condition. The cylinder rod screw is missing (on the left side of the barrel housing, please, see pictures). The front sight blade is also missing. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in fine condition with no visible wear. The revolver needs some cleaning and polishing. Antique.

Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver ("The Guardian, American Model of 1878")

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $675

Inventory # apc_0266

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DESCRIPTION: Medium/large frame Lefaucheux type pinfire revolver. The cylinder displays following markings, "The Guardian, American Model of 1878". The back of the cylinder displays Liege proof marks. This type of the pinfire revolver was manufactured for the US market by Fagnus & Clement in Liege, Belgium. The Guardians were manufactured in 7 mm, 9 mm and 12 mm pinfire calibers. The smaller calibers Guardian revolvers seem to be the most common in the USA. The 12 mm Guardian revolver is less frequently encountered in the USA. The Guardian was manufactured with both, standard and folding trigger. This revolver features a standard trigger. Open top design. Single action. Six rounds cylinder. Plain hardwood grips. Complete with a lanyard ring. CONDITION: Overall in fine antique condition. The original finish is mixed with gray/brown patina. The action is still strong. The cylinder indexation is fine. Brown hard wood grips are in fine condition, with just a couple of handling marks. Bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. The cylinder's chambers are also in fine condition. The loading gate works fine. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in fine condition with no visible wear. All original condition. The revolver needs a good cleaning. Antique.

Spanish Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver (Sereando Ortega, Vitoria)

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $1100

Inventory # apc_0265

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DESCRIPTION: Large frame Spanish Lefaucheux type pinfire revolver. The upper part of the barrel displays a silver inlaid name of a maker, or perhaps a retailer, "Sereando Ortega, Vitoria". The revolver loosely follows the French M.1854 pattern. Open top design. Single action. Six rounds cylinder. Plain hardwood grips. Complete with a lanyard ring. Some revolvers of this type were captured during the Spanish American War in Cuba and Philippines. Muller shows a very similar revolver made for the Spanish navy by the Trubia state factory as, "Modelo 1859". CONDITION: Overall in very good+ to low fine antique condition. 90% of original finish is still on metal. Scattered surface rust. Some blue finish on metal is turning to a brown patina. The action is still strong. The cylinder indexation is fine. Brown hard wood grips are in fine condition, with just a couple of handling marks. Bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. The cylinder's chambers are also in fine condition. The loading gate works fine. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in very good condition with no visible wear. The ejection rod is a crude, non-functional replacement. The revolver is in "as found condition" and needs a good cleaning. Antique. (Ref. "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 1158-1159, also in "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, pp. 84-89).

Scarce Short Barrel Variant of the Civil War/French Lefaucheux Model 1854 Pinfire Revolver with Leather Holster

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $2975

Inventory # apc_0264

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce short barrel variant of the Civil War/French Lefaucheux Model 1854 pinfire revolver. Beautifully preserved large frame, single action revolver from the time of the Civil War. The serial number is within the range of numbers of the revolvers imported to the USA during the Civil War (25,000-37,000). Some revolvers of this pattern were also sold commercially by several retailers before and during the Civil War. Correct, for the Civil War era import, style of the finger rest spur on the rear of the trigger guard (reportedly used by US cavalry during the Civil War). Interesting oval maker mark on the left side of the frame, just below the cylinder, "Invent. E. Lefaucheux Brevete SGDG (Paris)". The revolver is marked on the right side of the frame with a Lefaucheux mark, "Break Open Pistol over LF". The revolver has 121 mm round barrel, which is not as common as standard 158 mm round barrel. The revolver is in all original condition. Open top design. Six-chamber cylinder. Fixed front sight. Hardwood grips. Complete with a lanyard ring. The revolver comes with an American military-style leather holster. The back of the holster displays following markings, "70" and "5" (please, see pictures). CONDITION: Excellent. About 80% of original finish is still on metal. The balance is is in white, mixed with some brownish patina. Bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Chambers are also in excellent condition. Strong action. Hardwood grips are in excellent condition as well. No cracks in wood. All the serial numbers and markings are clearly visible on the metal. The holster is still in very good good condition. Very attractive Civil War era Lefaucheux revolver with military style leather holster! Antique. Serial# 323XX (Ref.: "Military Handguns of France" by Eugene Medlin and Jean Huon., pp.4 -15, "An Introduction to Civil War Small Arms" by Earl J. Coates and Dean S. Thomas, p. 59, also in "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, pp.37 - 45).

Lefaucheux Model 1854 Pinfire Revolver (Co. B, 9th Missouri State Cavalry)

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $1475

Inventory # apc_0262

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DESCRIPTION: Large frame, single action Model 1854 Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. The serial number is within the range of numbers of the revolvers imported to the USA during the Civil War (25,000-37,000). The previous owner reported that the revolver was issued to 'Co. B, 9th Missouri State Cavalry' (based on the serial number). Correct, for the Civil War era import, style of the finger rest spur on the rear of the trigger guard (reportedly used by US cavalry during the Civil War). The left side of the barrel housing displays maker's markings, "E. Lefaucheux Brevete". Open top design. Six-chamber cylinder. Fixed front sight. Hardwood grips. The revolver has a round barrel. Complete with lanyard ring. Barrel length: 158 mm. CONDITION: Low fine. 88-90% of original finish on metal, turning to brownish color patina. Occasional spots of light surface rust. Bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. Chambers are in excellent condition. The action works, but the cylinder does not turn every time the hammer is pulled. The ejector rod is probably a period replacement, as it fits into the housing very tightly. Wooden grips are in very good condition, with some minor handling marks. The right side grip shows a small hairline crack (please, see pictures). All the serial numbers and markings are still, at least partially, visible on metal. Civil War era Lefaucheux revolver with a Missouri heritage! Antique. Serial# 366XX (Ref.: "Military Handguns of France" by Eugene Medlin and Jean Huon., pp.11-15, also in "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.42).

Scarce, Early Production French Lefaucheux Model 1854 Pinfire Revolver with Le Page Markings

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $2175

Inventory # apc_0258

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce French Lefaucheux Model 1854 pinfire revolver with Le Page markings on the barrel. Large frame, single action revolver from the time of the Civil War. This is a very early production revolver with a three digit serial number. The early production Model 1854 revolvers have more elegant and graceful lines than the later revolvers of this pattern. The revolver displays typical early production characteristics: shorter grip with diamond shaped butt, without the lanyard ring; early style slim frame; early style markings; early style hammer and early style loading gate. Some revolvers of this pattern were sold commercially by several retailers before and during the Civil War. Correct, for the Civil War era import, style of the finger rest spur on the rear of the trigger guard (reportedly used by US cavalry during the Civil War). The serial number is lower than the range of numbers of the revolvers imported to the USA during the Civil War (25,000-37,000). The revolver is marked on the right side of the frame with a Lefaucheux mark, "Break Open Pistol over LF". The revolver has 160 mm part-round, part-octagonal barrel, which is not as common as the later production 158 mm barrel. The upper part of the barrel displays retailer's markings, "Le Page Freres 12 Rue D'Enghien A Paris". The barrel displays some floral style engraving. Open top design. Six-chamber cylinder. Fixed front sight. Hardwood grips. CONDITION: Fine. About 90% of original finish is still on metal. The balance is is in white, mixed with some brownish patina. Scattered spots of light patina on the barrel. Bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Chambers are also in excellent condition. Strong action. The loading gate is broken off (please, see pictures). Hardwood grips are in fine condition, with some handling marks and light dings. No cracks in wood. All the serial numbers and markings are clearly visible on the metal. Very attractive Le Page retailed Lefaucheux revolver! Antique. Serial# 7XX (Ref.: "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, pp.38-44, "An Introduction to Civil War Small Arms" by Earl J. Coates and Dean S. Thomas, p. 59 and "Military Handguns of France" by Eugene Medlin and Jean Huon., pp.4 -15, also in "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, pp.37 - 45).

Scarce Civil War/French Perrin M.1859 (2nd Type) Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm Perrin Thick Rim

Price: $3975

Inventory # apc_0257

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce French Perrin M.1859 (2nd type) revolver in all original condition. There are several models of the Perrin revolver, all of them quite scarce. This model can be recognized by the characteristic double action only hammer. The revolver was manufactured by L. Perrin in Paris, as indicated by markings on the right side of the frame, "Perrin & Cie Bte", and on the left side of the frame, "Paris". The mechanism of the revolver is based on L. Perrin patents. These revolvers were privately purchased by French army officers, and also were sold to the civilians. They have seen action during the Franco-Prussian War, some may have ended up in the United States, during the Civil War. The revolver has matching serial numbers (the external serial numbers are stamped on the left side of the frame, on the barrel and on the cylinder). Very high quality of machining and metal finish. The revolver has a very nice one piece dark walnut grip. These revolvers were manufactured either with polished steel finish, or with brown finish. This particular revolver has brown finish. The cylinder capacity is six rounds. 5.5 inch long round barrel. The revolver has an interesting hammer safety installed on the left side of the frame (please, see pictures). Complete with the lanyard ring. CONDITION: Excellent, with 96% of crisp, original brown finish remaining on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with some brown patina. Original dark walnut grip is in fine+ condition, without any cracks, but with some handling marks. Very crisp action (the revolver was manufactured to fire in a double action only). The bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition, as well. Scarce, and very attractive French military revolver from the times of Franco-Prussian War! Antique. Serial# 9XX. (Ref.: "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.73, and in "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 266-269, also in "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.70/418).

Scarce Civil War/French Perrin M.1859 (1st Type) Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm Perrin Thick Rim

Price: $2975

Inventory # apc_0256

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce French Perrin M.1859 (1st type) revolver in all original condition. There are several models of the Perrin revolver, all of them quite scarce. This model can be recognized by the characteristic double action only hammer. The revolver was manufactured by L. Perrin in Paris, as indicated by markings on the right side of the frame, "Perrin & Cie Bte", and on the left side of the frame, "Paris". The mechanism of the revolver is based on L. Perrin patents. These revolvers were privately purchased by French army officers, and also were sold to the civilians. They have seen action during the Franco-Prussian War, some may have ended up in the United States, during the Civil War. The revolver has matching serial numbers (the external serial numbers are stamped on the left side of the frame, on the barrel and on the cylinder). Very high quality of machining and metal finish. The revolver has a very nice one piece dark walnut grip. These revolvers were manufactured either with polished steel finish, or with brown finish. This particular revolver has brown finish. The cylinder capacity is six rounds. 5.75 inch long round barrel. Complete with the lanyard ring. CONDITION: Fine, with 75-80% of original brown finish remaining on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with brown patina. The finish has turned to uniform brown patina on the butt and trigger guard. There are some spots of light surface rust and/or peppering on the frame. Original dark walnut grip is in excellent condition, without any cracks. Very crisp action (the revolver was manufactured to fire in a double action only). The bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition, as well. Scarce, and very attractive French military revolver from the times of Franco-Prussian War! Antique. Serial# 6XX. (Ref.: "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.71, and in "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 266-269, also in "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.70/418).

Scarce French Perrin M.1865-69 Revolver

Caliber: 11 mm Perrin

Price: $2875

Inventory # apc_0255

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce French Perrin M.1865-69 revolver. There are several models of the Perrin revolver, all of them quite scarce. This model can be recognized by a single action hammer, and characteristic anchor-shape loading gate spring on the right side of the frame. M.1865-69 was a reinforced version of M.1865 Perrin revolver. The revolver was manufactured by L. Perrin in Paris, as indicated by markings on the left side of the frame, "Perrin & Cie B-te", and on the right side of the frame, "Paris". The upper part of the barrel displays wording, "Perrin B-te". The mechanism of the revolver is based on L. Perrin patents. Perrin revolvers were privately purchased by French army officers, and also were sold to the civilians. They have seen action during the Franco-Prussian War, some may have ended up in the United States, during, or shortly after the Civil War. The previous owner reported this this revolver was imported during the Civil War. However, considering the model designation, this seems to be highly unlikely. The revolver has matching serial numbers (the external serial numbers are stamped only on the barrel and on the cylinder). Very high quality of machining. The revolver has very nice dark walnut grips. These revolvers were manufactured either with polished steel finish, or with brown finish. This particular revolver has brown finish. The cylinder capacity is six rounds. 5.5 inch long round barrel. Complete with a lanyard ring (not original). Only about 1300 of revolvers of this type were ever manufactured! CONDITION: Fine, with about 82-85% of original brown finish remaining on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with brown patina. The finish has turned to uniform brown patina on the hilt. There are some spots of light surface rust and/or peppering on the frame, barrel and cylinder. Some spots of light pitting on the barrel. Metal also shows some small dings and handling marks. Original walnut grips are in fine condition, without any cracks, but with some minor handling marks. The revolver action needs, either a repair, or an adjustment. The revolver works fine in single action, but the cylinder does not turn every time the trigger is pulled. The bore is in fine condition with strong and shiny rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition. Scarce French military revolver from the times of Franco-Prussian War! Antique. Serial# 54XX. (Ref.: "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.77, and in "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 272-273, also in "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.72/433).

Beautiful Early European Rimfire Revolver

Caliber: 9 mm rimfire

Price: $975

Inventory # apc_0247

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful early European rimfire revolver. Medium size frame. Double and single action. Closed frame design with a cylinder bridge. The frame and barrel are machined from one piece of steel! Octagonal barrel. Hardened rubber grips with very nice floral motif decoration. Six-chamber cylinder. This very elegant revolver has a factory nickel finish. Complete with a lanyard ring. The left side of the frame displays the maker markings, "Crown over MK". There are no other markings stamped on the revolver. High quality of machining and metal finish! Matching serial number (single digit!). Barrel length: 104 mm. CONDITION: Excellent. About 95-96% of factory nickel finish is still on metal. Bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. The cylinder's chambers are in excellent condition as well. Strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. The grips are in excellent condition. Very attractive European rimfire revolver! Antique. Serial# X.

Dutch M.1873 OM Army Revolver

Caliber: 9.4 mm centerfire

Price: $1975

Inventory # apc_0252

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DESCRIPTION: Nicely preserved, large frame Dutch M.1873 Old Model army revolver in 9.4 mm caliber. The revolver was adopted by Dutch army in 1873 and was manufactured by several Dutch gun makers. This particular revolver was manufactured by Werkplaatsen voor Draagbare Wapenen (WDW), as indicated by the maker's markings on the right side of the frame. The "Old Model" revolvers had an octagonal barrel and a serial number with no prefix (as opposed to "New Model" revolvers, that had a round barrel and a letter prefix in front of the serial number). The serial number is stamped on the left side of the barrel, close to the frame. All matching serial numbers. There are several proofs on the barrel, frame and cylinder, "IB", "Crown over B", "Crown over C", etc. All kinds of other Dutch military proofs are present on various metal parts. Hardwood grips with fading cartouches. Complete with a lanyard ring. CONDITION: Low excellent. 90-92% of original blue finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the sharp edges of the barrel (an honest holster wear). The balance is in white, mixed with some patina and/or peppering. Some blue finish is starting to turn to brownish color. Some patina on the hilt. Bore is in excellent condition, with strong and shiny rifling. Chambers are also in excellent condition. Strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The hardwood grips are in very good condition with some handling marks and small dings. Nice example of Dutch M. 1873 OM military revolver! Antique. Serial# 130XX. (Ref.: "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 612-613, also in "Die Militarrevolver der Niederlande 1856-1940" by H.E.Harder and W.A.Dreschler, pp.79-102).

Scarce French Remington Rolling Block Type Pistol

Caliber: 11 mm French Ordnance Revolver M.1873 (Army)

Price: $1275

Inventory # apc_0243

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce French Remington Rolling Block type pistol intended for the civilian market. The pistol shows neither a maker address, nor proof markings. The caliber seems to be 11 mm French Ordnance. Based on the caliber and on the excellent quality of the machining and metal finish, I suspect that the pistol was manufactured in France (although Switzerland also comes to my mind...). The style of the barrel and the grip is definitely European. The rolling block mechanism is of excellent quality. I suspect that the pistol was designed to fire a low pressure 11 mm black powder cartridge and it should not be used with any other cartridge. Handsome hardwood grips with diamond checkering. Half round, half octagonal barrel. The barrel has a blue finish, while all the remaining parts of the pistol display nice case coloring. CONDITION: Fine, with 80% of original finish on metal. The case coloring is somewhat worn. The blue finish on the barrel is nicely preserved. The bore is in good to very good condition. The rifling is somewhat worn and the walls are displaying some cleaning (?) marks/scratches. There is no rust in the bore. The action works fine. Wooden grips are in excellent condition with some minor handling marks. Complete with lanyard ring. Antique. Very attractive Remington Rolling Block type pistol!

English Military Adams Mark III Center Fire Revolver

Caliber: .450

Price: $2875

Inventory # apc_0239

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DESCRIPTION: Impressive large frame, double action English military issue Adams Mark III revolver. Mechanically, Mark III military revolver was very similar to commercial Model 1872 revolver. The left, lower part of the frame shows "the out of service markings". The top of the octagonal barrel displays following wording, "ADAMS'S PATENT SMALL ARMS CO.. 391, STRAND, LONDON". Right side of the frame is marked, "ADAMS'S PATENT" (in an oval), and, "JA TRADE MARK". Several English proofs are stamped on the frame, barrel and cylinder. Octagonal barrel. Six shot cylinder. The cylinder and frame show matching serial number. No serial numbers are visible on other external parts of the revolver. Barrel length: 6 inches. One piece hardwood grip with diamond checkering. The revolver has all blue finish, except for the hammer and ejector that have polished steel finish. Complete with a lanyard loop. CONDITION: Overall in fine, antique condition with about 75-78% of original blue finish still on metal. The balance is in white, mixed with gray/brown patina. Most of the wear is on the barrel. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color. Occasional small spots of pitting and/or peppering on the barrel. One piece hardwood grip is in good condition, with light wear and some handling marks. There is a chip on the right side of the grip (please, see pictures). Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. The cylinder chambers are also in excellent condition. Strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in fine condition with no visible wear. Scarce military issue Adams Mark III revolver! Serial# 96XX. (Ref.: "Howdah to High Power" by Robert J. Maze, pp. 13-14).

Beautiful Dutch M.1873 OM Army Revolver

Caliber: 9.4 mm centerfire

Price: $2575

Inventory # apc_0231

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DESCRIPTION: Beautifully preserved, large frame Dutch M.1873 Old Model army revolver in 9.4 mm caliber. The revolver was adopted by Dutch army in 1873 and was manufactured by several Dutch gun makers. This particular revolver was manufactured by Werkplaatsen voor Draagbare Wapenen (WDW) in Delft prior to 1896, as indicated by lack of the maker's markings on the right side of the frame (see: "Die Militarrevolver der Niederlande 1856-1940" by H.E.Harder and W.A.Dreschler, p.88). Only 4250 of such revolvers were manufactured by this maker in Delft. The "Old Model" revolvers had an octagonal barrel and a serial number with no prefix (as opposed to "New Model" revolvers, that had a round barrel and a letter prefix in front of the serial number). The serial number is stamped on the left side of the barrel, close to the frame. All matching serial numbers. There are several proofs on the barrel, frame and cylinder, "IB", "Crown over H", "Crown over X", etc. All kinds of other Dutch military proofs are present on various metal parts. Nice hardwood grips with a cartouche displaying a king Willem III royal letter and a date of production, "Crown over W, 1887". Complete with a lanyard ring. CONDITION: Near mint. 99% of original, crisp blue finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the sharp edges of the front part of the barrel. Bore is in excellent+ condition, with strong and shiny rifling. Chambers are also in excellent+ condition. Strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on the metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent to near mint condition, with no visible wear. The hardwood grips are in excellent condition with some minor handling marks. Scarce and attractive Dutch military revolver! Antique. Serial# 57XX. (Ref.: "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 612-613, also in "Die Militarrevolver der Niederlande 1856-1940" by H.E.Harder and W.A.Dreschler, pp.79-102).

Scarce Galand M.1872 Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm Perrin Thick Rim

Price: $2575

Inventory # apc_0228

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce and desirable large frame Galand M.1872 revolver. The revolver is lightly engraved in floral motifs. As far as a design is concerned, this is one of the most intriguing revolvers ever built. The barrel and cylinder assembly slides longitudinally away from the standing breech as the actuating lever (which forms the trigger guard) is pulled downward. Galand revolvers were used by several armies all over the world (France, Russia, Romania, etc). Some revolvers of this type were privately purchased by officers in France and in Russia. Several countries purchased small quantities of Galand revolver, either for testing, or for military trials (i.e. Switzerland). This particular example does not show any military issue markings, and most likely was sold on the commercial market. Non-fluted cylinder. Left side of the barrel displays following markings, "Galand Paris". Charles Francois Galand was a Frenchman, but most of his revolvers were manufactured in Belgium. Single and double action. Hardwood grips with diamond checkering. Complete with lanyard ring. Barrel length: 4.75 inch. CONDITION: Revolver is in low fine condition with polished steel finish mixed with surface patina. Good bore with strong rifling. Some darkness in the grooves. Cylinder chambers are in excellent condition.Wooden grips are in fine condition with minor wear to diamond checkering. Mechanically the revolver is in fine+ condition. Crisp and strong action. All the internal parts of the revolver are in very good/fine condition, with no excessive wear. All the markings and numbers on metal are still visible. All original configuration. Careful cleaning and polishing would greatly improve the condition of this scarce revolver. Very collectible early large frame Galand self-extracting revolver! Antique. Serial: 19XX. (Ref. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.52/296 and p.28/128, "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.144, also in "The Revolver 1865-1888" by A.W.F. Taylerson, p.151).

Swedish Military Contract French Lefaucheux Model 1863 Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $1975

Inventory # apc_0214

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DESCRIPTION: Large frame, single action Swedish military contract French Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. The serial number is within the range of numbers of the revolvers sold to the Swedish military in 1863 (78.000 - 80.500). Sweden purchased in France only 2.000 of revolvers of this type. Both, the Swedish army and the Swedish navy used M.1863 revolvers. The revolver was issued to Swedish army and navy officers, NCO-s and trumpeters of cavalry and field artillery. 1.110 of M.1863 revolvers were delivered to the Swedish army, while 890 went to the Swedish navy. This model follows the lines of the civilian version of the French M.1858 revolver. Open top design. Correct style, for the Swedish import, of the trigger guard without the finger rest spur. New, "flat" style of the grip butt. Interesting oval maker mark on the left side of the frame, just below the cylinder, "Inv-on. E. Lefaucheux Brevete SGDG (Paris)". The barrel displays similar markings, "E. Lefaucheux Br-te SGDG a Paris". Marked on the right side of the frame with a Lefaucheux mark, "Break Open Pistol over LF". The right side of the barrel housing displays Swedish military property markings, "Three Crowns". The revolver is in all original condition. Six-chamber cylinder. Fixed front sight. Hardwood grips. Complete with lanyard ring. Barrel length: 157 mm. Great majority of the Swedish Lefaucheux revolvers was converted to fire centerfire ammo. Very few Swedish Lefaucheux revolvers have escaped this modification! CONDITION: Fine+. 90% of brownish finish, turning to pleasing, uniform patina. No pitting. Bore is in fine condition with sharp rifling. Chambers are in excellent condition. Strong action. Wooden grip are in very good condition, with few handling marks. The left side grip has a small hairline crack in its upper part (please, see pictures). All the serial numbers and markings are clearly visible on metal. Very scarce Swedish military revolver! Antique. Serial# 795XX. (Ref. "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 984, 998-999, 1014-1015, also in "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, pp. 98-100).

Scarce Le Page Retailed French M.1874 Chamelot Delvigne Commercial Revolver with German WWI Style Shoulder Holster

Caliber: 11 mm French Ordnance Revolver M.1873 (Army)

Price: $1975

Inventory # apc_0203

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce French M.1874 Chamelot Delvigne revolver intended for the civilian market. The revolver was retailed by Le Page, as indicated by markings on the barrel, "Faure Le Page a Paris" (please, see pictures). The revolver comes with a very scarce Imperial German World War One style officer shoulder holster. This may indicate that the revolver was privately purchased from Le Page by a German officer, who carried it during the World War One. The holster was custom made for this particular revolver (fits perfectly!). The wear on the revolver and holster indicate that the two were together for a very long time (a Great War bring back?). Externally, M.1874 commercial revolver is almost identical with French officer M.1874 revolver (except for the markings). Careful examination of the internal parts may reveal that they are not interchangeable with the military revolver parts. In fact, some of the M.1874 commercial revolvers have slightly different mechanism than M.1874 officer revolvers. The revolver was designed to fire a low pressure 11 mm black powder cartridge and should not be used with any other cartridge. Fluted cylinder. Fancy checkering on the hammer and loading gate. Matching serial numbers. Very high quality of machining and metal finish. Handsome, black hardwood grips with diamond checkering (ebony?). Chamelot Delvigne was one of the most reliable revolvers of 1870-s. Joseph Chamelot of St. Giles was a Belgian inventor. Henri-Gustave Delvigne of Paris was a French inventor. Together, between 1862 and 1873, they patented twelve designs related to the double action revolver and its lock. CONDITION: Fine, with 86% of original, slightly thinning blue finish on metal. Blue is turning to brownish color in some places (mostly on the hilt and trigger guard). Occasional spots of light patina and/or peppering. Fading case coloring on the hammer, trigger and loading gate. The bore is in excellent condition, with strong and shiny rifling. Cylinder chambers are in fine condition. The action works fine. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. Wooden grips are in excellent condition with some minor handling marks. Complete with lanyard ring. Holster is in fine condition. The leather is still soft and flexible. Original stitching. Antique. Very attractive World War One rig! Serial# 175XX. (Ref. "Military Handguns of France" by Eugene Medlin and Jean Huon., pp. 35, also in "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.123).

Scarce Civil War/French Raphael Center Fire Revolver

Caliber: 11 mm (.42)

Price: $4500

Inventory # apc_0177

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce, large frame, double action Raphael revolver. About 1.000 Raphael revolvers were purchased on the commercial market by the federal government during the Civil War. Some Raphael revolvers may have been privately purchased by officers during the Civil War. It is assumed that the revolvers were manufactured in France. George Raphael was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. He supplied both, revolvers and swords to the the federal government. The revolver does not displays any markings, except for the serial number stamped on the front part of the cylinder (the Civil War era Raphael revolvers were unmarked). The revolver is in all original condition. Very interesting design of the cylinder with a complex loading system. In fact, the loading and unloading of the revolver was a quite complicated task, which was undoubtedly difficult to perform in the field. Open top design. Six-chamber cylinder. Fixed front sight. Hardwood grips. Complete with with a massive lanyard bolt, doubling as a extractor rod. Barrel length: 147 mm. Raphael revolvers are famous for very precise machining of their complex mechanism. CONDITION: Fine+. 88-90% of original finish on the metal. The balance is pleasant, brownish patina. Bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Chambers are also in excellent condition. Strong action. Wooden grips are in fine condition, with some handling marks and light dings. No cracks in the wood. Very attractive and scarce Civil War era Raphael revolver! Antique. Serial# 18. (Ref. "Pistolets et Revolvers de poche au XIX-eme siecle" by Dimitri Singer, p.97).

Scarce German Large Frame Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $1275

Inventory # apc_0171

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce German large frame Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. Typical for German pinfire revolvers, closed frame design with a cylinder bridge. The frame and barrel are machined from two pieces of steel, which is also characteristic for German pinfire revolvers. The cylinder bridge displays following maker's markings, "C. Stiegele in Munchen". According to Stoeckel, Stiegele was a Bavarian gun maker working in Munich around 1860 (listed on page 293). No other markings are present on the revolver. One piece, hard wood grip with diamond checkering. Single and double action. Six-chamber cylinder. Complete with lanyard ring. Barrel length: 148 mm. German pinfire revolvers are relatively scarce. Belgian, French and Spanish pinfire revolvers are more common, as they were manufactured in larger quantities. CONDITION: Very good+. 84% of blue finish, with a balance being light brown patina. Bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Chambers are also in excellent condition. The action of the revolver needs either an adjustment, or a repair as the revolver works in double action only (single action does not work). The trigger return spring is weak. The loading gate latch is missing. Wooden grip is in fine condition, with some light handling marks. Attractive solid frame German pinfire revolver! Antique. (Ref. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.39/202).

Scarce French M.1874 Chamelot Delvigne Commercial Revolver

Caliber: 11 mm French Ordnance Revolver M.1873 (Army)

Price: $1275

Inventory # apc_0160

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce French M.1874 Chamelot Delvigne revolver intended for the civilian market. Externally, M.1874 commercial revolver is almost identical with French officer M.1874 revolver (except for the markings). Careful examination of the internal parts may reveal that they are not interchangeable with the military revolver parts. In fact, some of the M.1874 commercial revolvers have slightly different mechanism than M.1874 officer revolvers. The revolver was designed to fire a low pressure 11 mm black powder cartridge and should not be used with any other cartridge. There is no maker's address on the revolver. Fluted cylinder. Fancy checkering on the hammer and loading gate. Matching serial numbers. Very high quality of machining and metal finish. Handsome, black hardwood grips with diamond checkering (ebony?). Chamelot Delvigne was one of the most reliable revolvers of 1870-s. Joseph Chamelot of St. Giles was a Belgian inventor. Henri-Gustave Delvigne of Paris was a French inventor. Together, between 1862 and 1873, they patented twelve designs related to the double action revolver and its lock. CONDITION: Fine, with 82% of original, slightly thinning blue finish on metal. Blue is turning to light brown patina in some places. Couple of spots of light peppering. Small scratch on the left side of the frame (please, see pictures). Fading case coloring on the hammer, trigger and loading gate. The bore has worn rifling with frosting in the grooves. Cylinder chambers are in fine condition. The action works fine. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on the metal. Wooden grips are in fine condition with some minor handling marks. Complete with lanyard ring. Antique. Serial# 49XX. (Ref. "Military Handguns of France" by Eugene Medlin and Jean Huon., pp. 35, also in "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.123).

Scarce Argentinian Military Contract English Tranter M.1868 Revolver

Caliber: 44

Price: $1275

Inventory # apc_0145

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce Argentinian military contract English Tranter M.1868 revolver. The right side of the frame shows Argentinian military property markings, "EN 884". The abbreviation stands for "Ejercito Nacional" (National Army). Argentina purchased about two thousand of such revolvers in the early 1870-s. The revolver follows loosely the lines of M.1868 Trade Pattern. Large size frame, with unusually long barrel (8 inch!). Scarce variant with the swivel type extractor rod and the latter release lever located on the left side of the frame. Single and double action. The left side of the barrel housing displays following maker markings, "W. TRANTER PATENT". English proofs and caliber designation, "440" are stamped on the octagonal barrel. The same proof marks are stamped on the wall of every chamber of the cylinder. Some light engraving on the frame. Complete with the lanyard ring. CONDITION: Very good. 60% of brownish patina finish remaining on metal, with the balance in white. Some surface rust on the frame and barrel. Very good bore and chambers. The action works fine. Wooden one-piece grip with diamond checkering is also in very good condition, with some wear and some handling marks. Interesting Argentinian contract large frame Tranter revolver! Barrel length: 8 inch. Antique. Serial# 521XX.

Spanish Military Issue Lefaucheux M.1863 Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 12 mm pinfire

Price: $695

Inventory # apc_0138

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DESCRIPTION: Large frame Spanish military Lefaucheux type pinfire revolver. This model was manufactured exclusively for the Spanish Army. Made by the State Factory in Oviedo in 1870, as indicated by markings on the right side of the frame. The revolver loosely follows the French M.1858, except for a shape of the grip and Belgian-style frame. Open top design. Single action. The revolver had seen a service with Spanish continental army until 1888, and with Spanish colonial forces until the turn of the century. Many revolvers of this type were captured during the Spanish American War in Cuba and Philippines. CONDITION: Overall in good to very good, antique condition. The blue finish on metal is turning to a uniform brown patina. Couple of spots of pitting. The revolver shows an old repair to the hilt, just in front of the wooden grips. The hilt was either broken, or cracked, and was rewelded (please, see pictures). The action needs repair and/or adjustment. The hammer can be cocked only when the trigger is pressed forward. The trigger return spring most likely needs to be replaced. The cylinder indexation is fine. Brown hard wood grips are in good condition with some handling marks and chips around the screw. Bore is in very good condition with strong rifling. The chambers are in fine condition. Antique. Serial# N78XX. (Ref. "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 1144-1145, also in "Systeme Lefaucheux" by Chris C. Curtis, pp. 84-89).

Lefaucheux Solid Frame Pinfire Revolver

Caliber: 9 mm pinfire

Price: $695

Inventory # apc_0134

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DESCRIPTION: Medium frame, single and double action Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. Solid frame design with a cylinder bridge. There are no maker's markings stamped on the revolver. Liege proof is stamped on the cylinder. The left side of the barrel displays following words, "Acier Fondu". The revolver is in all original condition. Interesting rear sight on the cylinder bridge. Smooth, black hard wood grips (ebony?). Six-chamber cylinder. Complete with lanyard ring. In his book, Singer shows a very similar revolver manufactured by Belgian gun maker Ad. Jansen. Jansen-Lefaucheux pinfire revolvers were popular Belgian officers side arms. Meyers-Lefaucheux pinfire revolvers of similar design, were popular Dutch officers side arms. Barrel length: 130 mm. CONDITION: Fine. 70% of uniform, brown patina on the metal. The balance is in white. Bore is in fine condition. Chambers are in excellent condition. Strong action. Wooden grip are in excellent condition, with some light handling marks. Nice solid frame pinfire revolver! Antique. Serial# 165XX. (Ref. "Pistolets et Revolvers de poche au XIX-eme siecle" by Dimitri Singer, p.72, also in "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 18-19 and 606-607).

Interesting Large Frame Levaux Revolver with the Argentinian Retailer Address

Caliber: 11 mm French Ordnance Revolver M.1873 (Army)

Price: $1275

Inventory # apc_0132

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce large frame Belgian Levaux double action self-extracting revolver with Argentinian retailer's address gold inlaid on the barrel. Left/upper side of the barrel displays following markings, "Buenos Aires". Right/upper side of the barrel displays following markings, "Ferran y Turdera". Liege proof on the cylinder. Top break design. Non-fluted cylinder. 5.5 inch long octagonal barrel. Nice dark wood (ebony?) grips with diamond checkering. The revolver is lightly engraved (frame, cylinder, bridge, trigger guard, grip, etc). CONDITION: Fine. 65% of gray patina on the metal. The balance is in white. All the markings on the metal are clearly visible. Bore is in good condition. Cylinder chambers are in fine condition. Wooden grips with diamond checkering are in very good condition with some light wear and some light handling marks. Very strong action. Complete with lanyard ring. Interesting large frame Levaux revolver! Antique. Serial # 110XX.(Ref. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, pp. 52-53, picture 298, "Les Revolvers Militaires Francais" by Henri Vuillemin, p.150, also in "The Revolver 1865-1888" by A.W.F. Taylerson, p.153).

Early Belgian Centerfire Revolver

Caliber: 380 CF.

Price: $750

Inventory # apc_0115

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DESCRIPTION: Very early Belgian centerfire revolver. Medium frame, open-top design with non-fluted cylinder. This is a typical adaptation of the already obsolete Lefaucheux pinfire revolver design for a new centerfire cartridge. The revolvers of this type were briefly popular in both, France and Belgium. They were also sold in some other European countries. Some revolvers of this type were used in Europe during the World War One. 4.75 inch long octagonal barrel. No maker's markings can be found. Liege proof on the cylinder. Single and double action. CONDITION: Revolver is in fine condition. The finish is a very pleasing uniform patina. No pitting. Excellent, shiny bore with strong rifling. Cylinder chambers are also in excellent condition. Dark wood grips with diamond checkering are in excellent condition without any visible handling marks. The action is strong, except for the trigger return spring which is weak. Complete with the lanyard ring. Very attractive early European revolver! Antique. (Ref.: "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.162/1248).

Small Frame Galand Revolver with Fitted Purse

Caliber: 320 British (.320 Revolver CF)

Price: $1475

Inventory # apc_0104

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce and desirable small frame Galand revolver with original fitted purse. As far as a design is concerned, this is one of the most intriguing revolvers ever built. The barrel and cylinder assembly can be taken away from the standing breech by turning the lever located on the right side of the frame by 180 degree. Folding trigger. Non-fluted cylinder. Left side of the barrel housing displays following markings, "Galand Fabt". Galand was a Frenchman, but most of his revolvers were manufactured in Belgium. House of Liege proof on the cylinder. Matching serial numbers. Barrel length: 3 inch. Beautiful ebony grips with diamond checkering. The cylinder displays a caliber designation, "320". Very low, two digit serial number. Cylinder capacity is six rounds. CONDITION: Revolver is in excellent condition with 97% of nice and original blue finish. The trigger and hammer has polished steel finish. Couple of small screwdriver marks on the left side of the frame around the hammer lower screw. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Cylinder chambers are also in excellent condition. Ebony grips are in excellent condition with only very minor handling marks. Mechanically the revolver is in fine condition, with a very crisp and strong double action. Single action needs adjustment, as the hammer does not stay cocked. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on the metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. High quality of machining and finish. All complete and in original configuration. The fitted purse is worn in couple of spots. Very collectible early revolver! Antique. Serial# 2X. (Ref.: "The Revolver 1865-1888" by A.W.F. Taylerson, p.151; "Pistolets et Revolvers de poche au XIX-eme siecle" by Dimitri Singer, pp.114-115, also in "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.69/413).

Scarce F. Martin & Cie Revolver

Caliber: 320 CF

Price: $750

Inventory # apc_0061

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DESCRIPTION: Very interesting small-frame revolver, similar in design to Spirlet, but without any self-extracting system. Push button in front of the trigger guard allows to open the revolver up for loading and unloading. This is a variant with a folding trigger, a typical feature of many pocket revolvers of the period. The left side of the barrel is marked, "F. Martin & Cie Brevete". The right side of the barrel is marked, "Acier Fondu". Left side of the frame displays Belgian "Crowned Rampant Lion", and right side shows, "Two Crossed Sabers" and "BF". Liege House proofs are stamped on the cylinder. Fixed front and rear sights. CONDITION: Fine. 60% of blue mixed with patina is still on the metal. Balance is in white metal (mostly on the frame and around the grip - typical wear from handling). Strong action. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. The cylinder chambers are also in excellent condition. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on the metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Hardwood grips with diamond checkering show couple of handling marks, but overall they are in fine condition. Barrel length: 3.5 inch. All complete and in original condition. Very scarce Martin revolver! Antique. Serial# 15XX. (Ref.: "The Revolver 1865-1888" by A.W.F. Taylerson, p.151 and p. 226, also in "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.53/301).

Scarce F. Martin & Cie Revolver

Caliber: 380 CF.

Price: $1475

Inventory # apc_0043

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DESCRIPTION: Very interesting medium-frame revolver, similar in design to Spirlet, but without any self-extracting system. Push button in front of the trigger guard allows to open the revolver up for loading and unloading. The left side of the barrel is marked, "F. Martin & Cie Brevete" and "Z". The right side of the barrel is marked, "Acier Fondu". Left side of the frame displays Belgian "Crowned Rampant Lion". Liege House proofs are stamped on the cylinder. Fixed front and rear sights. Nice hardwood grips with diamond checkering. Complete with lanyard ring. Barrel length: 5 inch. CONDITION: Excellent, with finish being polished steel (original). Some scattered light patina. Strong action (double action only, single action does not work, I am not sure if the revolver was designed this way, or perhaps it needs some internal repair, or adjustment). Hardwood grips display some minor handling marks and light wear to the diamond checkering. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. The cylinder chambers are in fine condition. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on the metal. All the internal parts of the revolver are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All complete and in original condition. Very scarce Martin revolver! Antique. Serial# 15XX. (Ref.: "The Revolver 1865-1888" by A.W.F. Taylerson, pp.151-152 and p. 226, also in "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" by A.B. Zhuk, p.53/301).

Book: "Revolving Arms"

By A.W.F. Taylerson

Price: $40

Inventory # usb_0004

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DESCRIPTION: Standard reference book on revolvers. Many quality black and white photographs of revolvers. Used, in excellent condition. Hard Cover. No dust cover. 123 pages. Published in 1967, out of print for many years. Shipping in the USA: $4.50 for the first book, and $1.50 for each additional book.

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