A GOOD 12mm PINFIRE REVOLVER WITH CHAUBERT PATENT FOLDING BAYONET, serial no. 17,
Belgian circa 1865, the revolver of Lefaucheux full-frame style with round 6 1/4in. barrel, raised borderline engraved sighting rib with dove-tailed fore-sight, the rib with integral 'wishbone' top-strap engraved with scrolls and fitted with a standing notch rear-sight, the underside of barrel fitted with a full length guide with double edged folding bayonet locking and releasing on a button, scroll engraved plain six-shot cylinder with external ratchet locking and full pin-guard engraved around the edge and fitted with a top-hinged loading gate, borderline and scroll engraved stepped iron frame, double action mechanism, guarded trigger, plunge ejector and chequered walnut semi saw-handled walnut grips with engraved semi faceted butt-cap also fitted with a lanyard ring, brushed bright finish (probably as supplied)
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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