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George Raphael, France
John D. McAulay, Civil War pistols, page 51: ... 1861 Raphael had sold the government 106 of his own-breech-loading revolvers.
James B. Whisker, Firearms from Europe, page 113, see below
Brandt, Manuel of Cartridges, # 176 caliber 12mm Raphael
Locke collection, page 533

according to a Belgian collector friend: Raphaël has never invented nor manufactured anything. He sold under his own name revolvers made by Perrin on basis of a patent held by Mangeot-Comblain, Liège, dated 1854.

 

 

 

 Raphael revolver, serial # 760, caliber 12mm Raphael, 6" round barrel with dovetail front sight and a rear sight, the metal parts kept in the white as fashionable at the time, plain wooden grips. Like all the other Raphael no maker's name or other markings present. The distinctive 2 part cylinder as well the single and double action are working perfect.
Minor pitting, otherwise fine condition.    $4,250.

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