Horst Held   =   Antique Handguns

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541 Lynnie Pennie Lane              Midlothian, Texas 76065

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HANQUET BRÉVETÉ
St
øckel: Jean Baptiste Hanquet, Liège, 1800 - 1874, Fabricant,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANQUET BRÉVETÉ
inscribed on top and on the left side of the 5⅞" octagonal barrel with dovetail front- and rear sight of a transition revolver. The revolver started as a 1840s pepperbox. In the 1850s (Baker's patent 1852) the barrel cluster was shortened and a barrel with a frame-extension was added. Proof is cylinder has proper British proof stamps, the frame and hammer are nicely engraved - the barrel and cylinder are plain.  The metal was as common in the time kept in the white, the grip with a cap box in the butt is crisp. For this type of revolver not common caliber .45; most are smaller in .36 and .38. The revolver shows minor dings, but otherwise in very good condition and good working order. The tag on the trigger guard shows it  is from the Martin B. Rettig collection.     reserved

 

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