BELGIAN Antique Meyers PEPPERBOX Pinfire Revolver
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Item 669851238
Location Columbia, MO 65203
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BELGIAN Antique Meyers PEPPERBOX Pinfire Revolver

Fully Engraved and Liege Proofed

Here we present an antique Meyers Pepperbox Pinfire Revolver, made circa 1860 in Liege, Belgium. This small revolver was designed to be used for concealable self-defense in the last half of the 19th Century.

The pinfire cartridge was one of the very first successful metallic, self-contained cartridges in history. It was invented in Paris by Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux, and he was granted a patent in the mid-1830s. This predates the invention of rimfire by about 10 years. Aside from being first, the pinfire cartridge was not primed on the back of the cartridge, but had a pin (basically a firing pin) projecting out of the side of the cartridge. Thus, the revolvers made for this early cartridge had flat hammers that struck the cylinder and cartridge from the top, as the pin would project out of a small hole in the cylinder. The first revolver to shoot these ingenious cartridges was Casimir’s son Eugene Gabriel Lefaucheux in 1854.

This revolver is beautifully, fully engraved. The bottom of the grip frame features a threaded rod for poking out the shells. This is a double action revolver with a loading gate on the left side. The hammer is spurless and the trigger folds up and out of the way for streamlined stowing in a pocket. The left side of the recoil shield is marked “MEYERS/BREVETE”.

The overall condition of the piece is fine. Significant blue finish remains, especially in the flutes of the cylinder. The markings are clear and legible. The wood grips are in fine condition. The bores are smooth and clean. The action is strong. The small external leaf spring to hold the loading gate closed is missing a small bit off the end.

Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.

Barrel is 1-3/4 inches in length.

Caliber: 7mm Pinfire

The bore is fine and the action is strong.

Overall condition as seen in photos.

Here is a beautiful Belgian Pepperbox for your collection.

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5.00 Pounds