Horst Held = Antique Handguns
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
much like a
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
Rare in excellent working mechanism. sold