Horst Held   =   Antique Handguns

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541 Lynnie Pennie Lane              Midlothian, Texas 76065

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MANUFACTURE D’ARMES et CYCLES de Saint-Etienne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a tip-down revolver, constructed under the influence of the British Charles Pryse patent of 1876, for caliber 12mm buckshot, serial # 557 on back strap and stock # 9831 on bottom of left grip, 9½" barrel with fixed front sight and maker's two-line inscription on the bridge over the cylinder. St. Etienne proof stamps are on the cylinder and the lug. The levers to tip-down the barrel, trigger and base pin kept in the white, the frame and barrel matte blue, checkered grips, eye for lanyard ring. The skeleton stock is screwed into the heel of the back strap and kept in the white. The leather holster has an additional compartment to carry cartridges. An empty package for 10 Gevelot 12mm cartridges and one shot-cartridge "8" are included.
The set shows the expected use with some pitting. The not-rifled bore and the function are perfect.
However, it is a scarce set!    $6,000.

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