Civil War vintage pocket sized Belgian manufactured 8mm pinfire revolver measuring 7 ½” in total length. Six shot cylinder with “ELG” Liege proof mark. The 3 ½” octagonal barrel is smoothbore with false rifling cut into the muzzle. The double action folding trigger still raises and drops and hammer and rotates the cylinder, which has a slight timing issue, and the trigger does not automatically reset. The loading gate has long since disappeared. Overall, the revolver is in good condition with honest age and a nice pair of hardwood grips. These imported pinfire revolvers proved to be popular, inexpensive sidearms to Civil War soldiers.
Inventory Number: HAN 185 / SOLD