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Chuchu Patent
made in Liège, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hard ruber grips with monogram AC = Athanase Chuchu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Chuchu tip down pepperbox made in Liège, Belgium,
serial # 172, caliber .22, 2" hinged tip-down  barrel cluster with 4 bores, in front is a ejector,
the revolving striker like in the Sharps derringer, vine engraved, nickel plated with scattered light wear, fire-blued latch spring. Mandatory Belgian proofs stamps. Folding trigger. Excellent checkered hard rubber grips. Action very good. NRA  fine condition.
Literature: Taylerson's The Revolver 1865 - 1888: British patent 11201 in 1884 for Athanase Chuchu, Bahia, Brazil. 
A very rare pepperbox, actually the second I own in more than fifty years of collecting.      $4,250

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