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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.
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."

 

 

 

 

 

H. COLLEYE
BREVETE

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.

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