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revolver, pinfire

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  • Other titles
    Lefaucheaux double action pinfire revolver and case with cartridges (descriptive name)
  • Description
    Lefaucheaux double action pinfire revolver and case with cartridges [1854-1910]
    Lefaucheaux patent double action pinfire revolver; 7mm calibre; fixed rod extractor; side gate loading; folding trigger; two-piece chequered grips; with foresight; with three Eley rimfire cartridges
    Belgian proof marks on cylinder: ELG / [star]
    serial number on bottom strap: 2949
    on rear of chamber: 3
    case: rectangular wooden box with lock at front and hinged lid; circular brass plate set into centre of lid; interior divided into several small compartments, one with a lid; complete interior covered with felt; rectangular paper gunmaker's label on inside of lid with pencil doodles and hole obscuring some text ; one compartment contains six bronze cartridge cases
    paper label reads: J. H. CRA... / Manufacturer of / Central-Fire Breech-Loading Guns & Rifles / BREECH LOADING RIFLES FOR INDIA ON THE PIN & CENTRAL FIRE PRINCIPLES / ALSO OF / GUNS, RIFLES & REVOLVERS / of all descriptions. / WHOLESALE & RETAIL. / 3 ROYAL EXCHANGE LONDON. E.C.
    maker: unknown, Belgian gun trade, circa 1854-
  • Other Number
    1960.93, W1630, Z949
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revolver, pinfire, 1960.93, W1630, Z949, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 12 Jan 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1960.93, W1630, Z949
  • Notes
    Lefaucheaux double action pinfire revolver and cartridges [1854-1910]
    "Owned by the donor's great grandfather"
    description: pinfire; double action; 6mm [p7mm] calibre
  • Production
    Eugene Lefaucheaux (patentee)
    Napoleon III (1852 - 1870), French reign
    Third Republic (1870 - 1940), French reign
  • Signature/marks
    2949  (firearm serial number)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • .2 - case length : 255mm
      (case: length: 255mm width: 165mm depth: 65mm cartridges: length: 14mm depth: 14mm)
    • .1 - revolver width : 40mm
    • .2.1 - cartridge length : 14mm
    • .1 - revolver length : 93mm
    • .1 - revolver height : 80mm
    • .2 - case depth : 65mm
    • .2.1 - cartridge depth : 14mm
    • .1 - revolver length : 200mm
    • .2 - case width : 165mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    5 January 2015

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