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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FRANKENAU PURSE REVOLVER.

SN 1085. Cal. 5mm Pinfire. 1/2″ Bbl. 5-shot double action pinfire revolver encased in a leather covered nickel steel casing much like a ladies or gentleman’s coin purse. Marken Frankenau’s Patent with nickel plated case and black leather exterior. Patented in 1877 in the United States and Great Britain. A small folding trigger allowed one to fire the small revolver within its closed case. Exceedingly scarce and rarely found. Featured in the book Firearms Curiosa by author Lewis Winant pages 157 through 160. CONDITION: Fine as found with most nickel finish remaining. Leather has slight distress with age but is still supple and live. Pinfire revolver fails to function at this time; however, the need of several small springs would complete and remedy this issue. Exterior condition of firearm has slight corrosion from use with corrosive black powder pinfire cartridges. 50871-1 TDW (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2195

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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