Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver


The French-made .44 caliber Lefaucheux had metallic cartridges that fired when punctured by pins driven by the hammer. Purchased by the Union, it was also carried by a few Confederate officers.

Licensee: Lefaucheux, Casimir

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FranceAssociated Place: Belgium

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.77204MCatalog Number: 77204MAccession Number: 306420Serial Number: 68400

Object Name: revolverrevolver, pinfireOther Terms: revolver; Firearms; Pin Fire; 11 Mm; Rifled; Breech Load; 2G; Da

Measurements: overall: 2 in x 11 5/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 29.5275 cm x 15.875 cmoverall, barrel length: 5 in; 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-1c80-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_417982

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