Horst Held = Antique Handguns

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BRUN-LATRIGE, St Etienne
St
ckel: circa 1890, invented the first repeating pistol

 

 

 

 






open for loading




almost cocked




 

in the bottom of the grip is a plate which can be removed freeing a strong spring which pushes the cartridges up.

 


 

Brun-Latrige pistol, caliber 7mm, 8 shots, 4 inch overall length. Luxury condition, metal kept in the white deeply engraved with ivory colored celluloid grips. The grips show intertwined letters BL for the maker. The ring trigger has additional a folding hook to make it easier to pull the trigger. Excellent action and condition.
An early, extremely rare and desirable oddity pistol    $7,500.

Wikipedia: "Celluloid are a class of compounds created from nitrocellulose and camphor, with added dyes and other agents. Generally regarded to be the first thermoplastic, it was first created as Parkesine in 1862 and as Xylonite in 1869, before being registered as Celluloid in 1870. Celluloid is easily molded and shaped, and it was first widely used as an ivory replacement."

 

information:

 

 

Jean Huon's book LES PISTOLETS AUTOMATIQUES FRANÇAIS

 

 

5mm Brun. The director of the Manufacture d'Arms de Saint Etienne created this small cartridge for an unusual repeating pistol, and gave his name Paul Brun Latrige for this cartridge. The rare cartridge fetched recently 135 Euro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brun-Latrige repeating pistol, caliber 5mm Brun, 8 shots, 4 inch overall length. Luxury condition, nickel plated whit deeply shaped ivory colored celluloid grips. The grips show intertwined letters BL for the maker. The photo of the right grip panel shows use as a Velodog, velocipede against dog. This pistol is not a dog killer, but a dog chase-way weapon. The cartridge is about 10% smaller than a .22 short, and the claim "dog killer" is phantasy.  with ring trigger. Excellent action and a few small patches of plating peeled off. In good condition.
An early, extremely rare and desirable oddity pistol    $3,500.

Wikipedia: "Celluloid are a class of compounds created from nitrocellulose and camphor, with added dyes and other agents. Generally regarded to be the first thermoplastic, it was first created as Parkesine in 1862 and as Xylonite in 1869, before being registered as Celluloid in 1870. Celluloid is easily molded and shaped, and it was first widely used as an ivory replacement."

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Brun Paris, circa 1860, caliber 11mm percussion revolver, no visible serial #, 165mm octagonal barrel with front and rear sight, on top flat maker's inscription Brun Paris, six shot cylinder, ring trigger for double andd single action, the barrel swings out sideways for easier loading, frame, cylinder and straps are nicely engraved, black hard rubber grips, tipped butt cap. A uuncommon system and a rare revolver in fine condition.    sold


 

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