November 28, 2018 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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Belgian Made Revolving Pinfire Rifle

12mm, 24" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, smooth straight gripped hardwood stock with raised cheek piece. Right side of barrel marked A. PLIERS / BERVETTE, cylinder with Belgian E/LG/* proof and London {CROWN} / V proof. Conventional double action mechanism with 6-shot cylinder. Side mounted take down lever similar to Devisme system unloks the barrel so it can be separated from the frame to allow the cylinder to be removed for loading and unloaded. Extended triggerguard face for off-hand gripping. Notch in hammer nose serves as rear sight, dovetailed front sight. Adrien Pliers was a Liege gunmaker who received at least 6 different firearms patents between 1855 and 1866.

Condition:

Good. Retains no finish with a dull pewter patina and scattered oxidation and pinpricking throughout. Markings remain clear. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Stock with scattered bumps and bruises and a couple of tiny hairline crack around the tang.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,410
11/28/2018

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