French Model 1854 Lefaucheux Revolver

12mm pinfire, 6.25" barrel, S/N 31216. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut grips. Assembly numbered "35" throughout, except for the loading gate which is "17" and an old replacement. Lower left of frame with two-line Lefaucheux patent cartouche, lower right side with Lefaucheux "LF" trademark and serial number. Retains original front sight, ejector rod and lanyard ring in grip. The gun is serial numbered just below the documentable serial number range of US Lefaucheux purchases, which runs from approximately 33,XXX to 42,XXX. The M1854 was one of the very few patterns of cartridge revolvers acquired by the US military during the American Civil War, and is an important part of any collection of secondary US martial revolvers from that conflict.


Good. Retains some minute traces of blue in protected areas, with the balance a moderately oxidized brown and gray patina with scattered pinpricking and pitting. Most markings legible if not crisp. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate pitting. Grips worn with scattered handling marks and ding.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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