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Here we have a Original U.S. Civil War Era French M1858 Lefaucheux Navy Model 12mm Pinfire Revolver - Liège Marked in Excellent condition. Double Action, Lanyard ring, In full functioning Condition. More from the internet below: The Lefaucheux M1858 was a French military revolver developed for the navy, chambered for the 12 mm pinfire cartridge, and based on a design by Casimir Lefaucheux and his son, Eugene (also a gun designer). The 1854 model was the first metallic-cartridge revolver adopted by a national government; the 1858 was the first variant fielded. It was first issued in 1858 by the French Navy (as either the Lefaucheux de Marine mle 1858 or simply M1858), and though never issued by the French Army, it was used in limited numbers by the French Cavalry during their 1862 deployment to Mexico. Most were produced either at the state arsenal in St. Etienne (MAS), Liège, Belgium, or local producers under license. The revolver was sold to the civilian market as well. Most military models were produced only with single-action, whereas civilian models were made primarily with double action. This model revolver, as well as the earlier M1854, were imported in large numbers by both the North and South during the American Civil war.

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Original M1858 Lefaucheux Navy Model 12mm Pinfire

Estimate $50 - $500
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Penrose, CO, USA
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