A SCARCE 12mm PINFIRE MARIETTE'S PATENT REVOLVER, serial no. 4,
circa 1870, with octagonal 5 3/4in. barrel marked at breech 'MARIETTE BREVETE' and released via a thumbwheel and sliding forwards on a fixed cylinder rod with side mounted guided ejector, plain six-shot cylinder with external ratchet locking, full oversized pin-guard to standing breech, guarded double action trigger with spurred hammer and swept chequered walnut grip with lanyard ring at heel, traces of blued finish remaining
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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