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"LA FEMME FATALE" revolver ladies ring gun. Produced in France in small quantities during the third quarter of the 19th century, it was used primarily by prostitutes and spies for self protection. Typically, the gun would be worn on the index finger and the thumb used to fire the hammer. It is comprised of silver and iron and displays a leaf design accompanied with a blued inner band. Across its body reads "LA FEMME FATALE". Top mounted with 7-shot cylinder chambered in 2mm pinfire. Preserved in its original blue velvet case marked "JOHN PINCHES LONDON", this piece is in excellent condition. John Pinches was a notable silver dealer at the time who resided in central London . Minor wear can be seen on its interior wall as expected with age and use. Also included are extra cylinder, 2 screwdrivers for reloading, and 9 unoriginal blank cartridges. Measures 3.4cm in length. Ring size is a 6 1/2. #78 Caliber: 2mm

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19TH C LA FEMME FATALE CASED REVOLVER RING GUN

Estimate $4,000 - $6,500May 10, 2018
2500 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States
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