E. LEFAUCHEUX, PARIS
A RARE CASED 7mm PINFIRE TWENTY-SHOT OVER-UNDER REVOLVER, MODEL 'LEFAUCHEUX PATENT', serial no. 1304,
circa 1865, with over-under 5in. barrel configuration, applied fore-sight, the top of barrel signed 'E. LEFAUCHEUX BTE PARIS' in script, underside marked 'RAFAEL BASCUNAN VALLEDOR' in gothic lettering, fully fluted twenty-shot staggered cylinder firing on alternate outer and inner chambers, open iron frame, the recoil shield with full pin guard and swing open loading gate, external spurred hammer with sighting notch to the nose and decorative tail to head, iron grip-straps with chequered semi saw-backed ebony grips, separate chequered panels to the domed pommel and lanyard ring at heel, folding trigger with over-travel stop and plunge ejector rod on hinged crane, traces of probable original finish and complete in a later walnut case with rounded corners and loose brass folding handle to lid, the interior compartmented and relined in green baize accommodating the revolver and a later wood cleaning 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