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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 10:38 pm
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Jim00
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First post to this forum.... I have a pin fire revolver that has been in the family for several decades and I know very little about it. Hoping that someone will be able to provide a little background information on this unique item from the civil war era.

The barrel appeared to have been cut off sometime. In the past. Probably a field modification to eliminate the front sight and facilitate drawing from a belt. Also the hammer/trigger spring doesn't work - no double action, have to manually push the trigger forward to hold the hammer back.

The cylinder has a 3 initial proof mark on the outside and a number 2 on the front. A "L" proof mark is on the barrel. There is also a 38 stamped on the barrel and the frame. Other than these there appears to be no other markings.

At first I thought that the 38 might indicate the caliber. But the little I do know about these revolvers is that the majority were metric calibers.

I have attached several photos for your review.

Thank you,

Jim00

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 Posted: Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 01:33 am
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Albert Sailhorst
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I can only see one pic......My guess is it is a post-Civil War weapon, rather than a black powder converted to fire cartridges......

Nice looking piece!!



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