A RARE 7mm (PINFIRE) TWENTY-SHOT OVER-UNDER REVOLVER, UNSIGNED, MODEL 'LEFAUCHEUX PATENT', no visible serial number,
circa 1865, with over-under reblued 6in. barrel configuration, applied top-rip with wishbone top-strap, bead fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight, engraved arabesque panels to barrel throats detailed with white metal, the barrel mount with white metal bordered florally engraved panel, fully fluted short twenty-shot staggered cylinder firing on alternate outer and inner chambers, the outer chambers engraved with white metal bordered floral panels alternating with white and yellow metal inlaid arabesque panels, arabesque and florally engraved open iron frame with white and yellow metal detail, the recoil shield with full pin guard engraved around the outer edge and swing open loading gate, brushed bright external spurred hammer engraved down the back edge, engraved grip-straps with white and yellow metal inlaid borders, chequered ebony grips, engraved and inlaid borders to the domed pommel and lanyard ring at heel, folding trigger with double-action mechanism and no provision for ejector rod
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament