Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading target pistol - Lefaucheux Patent

Centrefire breech-loading target pistol - Lefaucheux Patent

Date

1860

Object Number

XII.1521

Provenance

Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Museum, 1943

Physical Description

With drop-down under-lever breech action. Octagonal twisted-steel refled barrel inscribed in gold INVENTION LEFAUCHEUX A PARIS and rifled with six grooves.
Back action lock. Butt of duelling form with spur trigger-guard, thr base of the butt carved with a band of acanthus foliage. Slight foliage engraving on lock, action and mounts

Dimensions

BarrelLength8.3in

Calibre

.300 in

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