POTD: 20 Shot 7.65mm Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver


POTD: 20 Shot 7.65mm Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! The first real stop-gap of cartridges as we know it was Pinfire. If you are not familiar with Pinfire ammunition please take some time and check out our Curious Relics article going over what it really is. For today, we have a Pinfire revolver, but something is incredible about it: it is a 20 shot revolver! Absolutely overkill, but hey, back then it was about high capacity, too. This photo is from Cody Firearms Facebook page and their caption is below:

“This 20 shot revolver fire 7.65 mm pinfire cartridges from two barrels and a rather large cylinder. Made in Paris, the gun alternates firing from the outer and inner set of chambers which are aligned with the top and bottom barrels, respectively.”

The folks at the Cody Firearms Museum are fantastic and I highly recommend checking them out!

“Why carry a six shot when you could carry a 20 shot?” – Casimir Lefaucheux, probably. [Photograph found on Cody Firearms Museam Facebook]. (2020, January 29). Retrieved April 9, 2021, from https://www.facebook.com/CodyFirearmsMuseum/photos/3120687394822085

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