Horst Held   =   Antique Handguns

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541 Lynnie Pennie Lane              Midlothian, Texas 76065

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H. COLLEYE
BREVETE

Støckel: M. N. Colleye, Liège, son and partner of H. Colleye  1850 - 1865,  received during the period several patent for pistols.

 

 

 

 

 

H. COLLEYE
BREVETE

Støckel: M. N. Colleye, Liège, son and partner of H. Colleye  1850 - 1865,  received during the period several patent for pistols. While the few other pistols of the very rare type show harmonicas with 4 bores, this has only 3 bores for percussion. # 32 on grip together with maker's name, 3¾" octagonal barrel, pistols nicely scroll engraved and kept in the white, plain wooden grips. While the function is fine, bad storage created some pitting. However a scarce and desirable pistol    $4,500.

Winant's Firearms Curiosa, page 244 - 247 shows the 4-shot: "each chamber with a countersunk nipple. Pulling the ring trigger will raise the block, draw back and drop the hammer."

 

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