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Lefaucheux
Støckel: Casimir, Paris, over takes in 1825 the patents of Roux and Picherau and develops in 1837 the famous pin fire cartridge.
his son Eugène Gabriel, Paris and Liège starts in 1854 the construction of the Lefaucheux revolver. His often used trade mark is LF and later EL,

15mm pin-fire inserted

INVON E. LEFAUCHEUX
BRÉVETÉ S.G.D.G. PARIS

Charriere a Paris

AH

A very spectacular cased revolver in caliber 15mm  pin-fire by Lefaucheux à Paris,  on left lug serial# 217673 and

INVON E. LEFAUCHEUX
BRÉVETÉ S.G.D.G. PARIS

8" barrel with typical high front sight, metal kept in the white, plain walnut grips,  On the lid of the case the monogram AH and on the lock of the case signed  Charriere à Paris. The 1850sbrevolver is in  good working order and very good condition. In fifty years of collecting this is the first revolver I found in 15mm.     sold

Bréveté "B.S.G.D.G." stands for Patent without government guarantee, was in France a legal notice releasing the State from any liability on the proper functioning of effective panted device. This reference was established by the law of 1844 which states that patents are granted "without screening, at the risk of applicants, and without warranty or of reality, novelty or merit of the invention, either fidelity or accuracy of the description. It has disappeared in 1968."

 

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