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P. D. LÜNESCHLOSS, SOLINGEN

According to the book by Kurt Jörgens Stiftfeuer-Revolver aus der Klingenstadt = pinfire revolvers from the blade-town: "in 1863 some blade companies started producing pin fire revolvers to compete against the Belgian and French. Soon, latest in the 1880's the production seized because luck of sales. For the some time - but not all the time - the city had its own proof-house using SP (Solinger Probiranstalt) under the Prussian eagle."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.D. Lüneschloss, Solingen

made much like a Lefaucheux model 1855 double action pinfire revolver serial # 1272, caliber 12 mm pinfire, 6¼" round barrel made with a 1¼ octagon section at the  rear with the typical high front sight. The overall length is about 11½". Six shots, double action, ejector rod, engraved with a light floral scroll on the frame and back strap with a light scalloped pattern on the steel butt plate around the lanyard loop. The grip is round d with two-piece smooth walnut. Very fine condition. The revolver retains approximately 60% of the original, high polish blue finish with the balance a faded blue and smooth gray. There are some few light areas of minor scattered pitting. The markings and engraving are clear and crisp.
Rare in excellent working mechanism.    sold

 

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