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Francotte & May FM Marked Belgian Folding Trigger Pocket Pistol, Unique Brass 3 3/8" 6-Shot, DA/SA Pinfire Revolver, MFD 1800's Antique



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Location (State):
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15 Years 2 Months
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WINNER: A****************s
HIGH BID: $322.00
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Auction: 14418015

NRA Grade:
Very Good
Auction Type:
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Current High Bidder:
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History:
27 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Bid Increment:
$5.00
Auction Start:
(March 12, 2017 17:02:00 PT)
Auction Ended:
(March 26, 2017 17:16:41 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Francotte & May FM Marked Belgian Folding Trigger Pocket Pistol, Unique Brass 3 3/8" -- 6-Shot, DA/SA Pinfire Revolver, MFD 1800's Antique

LSB#: 161013RY05

Make: The right of the frame appears to be marked "FM" which would have been Francotte & May.

Model: Pinfire Revolving Pocket Pistol

Serial Number: 6862

Year of Manufacture: 1853-1893

Caliber: 7mm Pinfire

Action Type: 6-Shot, Double / Single Action, Side-Gate Loaded Un-Fluted Cylinder Revolver

Markings: The left of the barrel lug is marked crown over "EL", the lower lug is marked "15", the right is marked "Z / 63". The right of the frame is marked "258 / 50" and "FM", struck deep, the obverse is marked with the serial number. The cylinder has an "E/LG/*" in oval, indicating production from 1853-1893, along with a crown over "N".

Barrel Length: 3 3/8”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded triangular post that is dovetailed onto the barrel. The rear sight is a shallow “V” notch in the hammer.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are beautiful ebony wood with floriated relief carvings, there is a surface chip loss and crack on the left panel, the right has a few dings. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Brass, with Steel 'In the White' Internals

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is surprisingly bright for a black powder pistol of its age. The rifling is highly formed, there are some spots of light erosion near the muzzle, the grooves have a bit of persistent fowling.

Overall Condition: The brass has beautiful natural patina, it simply needs to be viewed in person to fully appreciate. The surfaces have several small dings, a few spots of blackened surface corrosion is found and a blanket of oxidation are found on steel items, though the fit and finish is beautiful, the construction is sturdy. The screw heads are mildly tooled. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The cylinder does not advance in double action, the hammer cocks back and will index to the next chamber in single action, but if moved by hand before that process, it will go out of alignment. The cylinder lockup through full action has moderate play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: Simple pinfire revolvers took the European market by storm after an 1846 improvement to Casimir Lefaucheux’s patent on a self contained cartridge; the new improved cartridge had a better gas seal and more reliable firing system. This revolver was made sometime between 1853 and 1893, has a nearly all brass construction, the bore is surprisingly good for its age, the grips and natural tarnish on the brass are going to make this a great display piece or part of your next Steam Punk / Western costume.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique handgun can be sold in California.

LSB#: 161013RY05 Make: The right of the frame appears to be marked FM which would have been Francotte & May. Model: Pinfire Revolving Pocket Pistol Serial Nu

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