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Old 8th October 2017, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default What Am I - Firearms Curiosa?

Hi Guys

The Pistol pictured belongs to a friend of mine who specialises in collecting Firearms Curiosa. He has asked me to post pictures of this particular item in the hope that some of you might be able to enlighten him as to what it actually is.

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Old 8th October 2017, 10:46 AM   #2
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Hi,

Interesting.

Mid 19th C. Belgian Pin-fire 20 Shot revolver, incomplete?

Not my field though..
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Old 8th October 2017, 11:07 AM   #3
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It has to be a low pressure and short round, so I suggest made for a Flobert or gallery/saloon gun type round. I would also look at Velo-dog pistols.
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Old 8th October 2017, 01:59 PM   #4
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Yes, Liege was 'specialized' in these multishot revolvers. 19th Century, Flobert (brim fire) system seems to be correct.
... I mean, only my opinion.
Look for the Liege eliptical proof mark somewhere on the barrel, or on the cilinder canelure flats or even in its admission (bak) side.
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Old 8th October 2017, 07:35 PM   #5
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Interesting.
There does not seem to be a good way to hold it or take aim.
Could it be for use in the slaughterhouse? One hand holding the barrel right up against the animals head while the other works the trigger.
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Old 8th October 2017, 07:45 PM   #6
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How about used as a trap?
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