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  • Pinfire Revolver

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    Pinfire Revolver - Inventory Number: HAN 252

    The Guardian American “Model of 1878” 12MM Pinfire Revolver, made in Belgium circa 1880 by Fagnus & Clément. Casimir Lefaucheux patented the pinfire cartridge in 1835 and son Eugene designed the pistol. The pinfire cartridge was one of the first successful self-contained cartridges in history, and the pistol saw prolific use in America and Europe during the 19th century, even being adopted by some militaries.

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    Inventory Number: HAN 252