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Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver

Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
revolver
revolver, pinfire
licensee
Lefaucheux, Casimir
place made
France
associated place
Belgium
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 11 5/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 29.5275 cm x 15.875 cm
overall, barrel length: 5 in; 12.7 cm
ID Number
AF.77204M
catalog number
77204M
accession number
306420
serial number
68400
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Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Hi. I have a question about a certain symbol. An X with a little star on top on a lefaucheux gun. What does it represent ?

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