May 07, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Very fine and rare Two Barrel Twenty-Shot Pinfire Revolver by Auguste Francotte a Liege

7mm caliber, 4.75" barrels, S/N 132271.  Frame marked "Lefacheux Brevette"  barrel marked "AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE  a LIEGE".  Barrels are plain with sparse engraving on barrel lug.  Plain, twenty-shot cylinder with Liege proof on face.  Frame sparsely engraved with scrolls.  Backstrap sparsely engraved. Folding trigger.  


Unusually fine condition throughout.  This example is distinguished from many others by its exemplary finish.  Nearly all of its bright glossy blue finish remains with cylinder face and barrel retaining nearly all of their original polish;.  hammer retains much bright original polish, trigger is bright metal.  frame retains some original blue finish but is drifting.  Backstrap and frontstrap are patinated.  Checkered figured walnut grips have some original varnish, checkering slightly flattened with lanyard ring on butt.  Action is perfect in single and double action.  Rifled bores are excellent, possibly unfired.  The bests of this rare and desirable type encountered by this firm.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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