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Combination Lefauchaux Pinfire Revolver and Sword
- Dated: circa 1800
- Measurements: overall length 26 3/4 inches; blade length 18 1/2 inches; barrel length 3 1/2 inch round
Manufactured in Paris, France, this weapon combines a short bladed sword with a six-shot pepperbox revolver. The blade has a short double fullers leading to single fullers which run the rest of the length, panels of etched scrollwork on each side.
There also an etched scene of a deer in the woods on the left ricasso and the inscription “ALFREDO HEROUARD/LIMA”, which is the mark of a Portuguese agent and importer. The latter can be found on the right ahead of the revolver barrel.
The barrel runs along the right side of the blade, signed “E Lefauchaux a Paris” on top, with the serial number and a swiveling ejector rod on the front, a hinged loading gate at the rear, smooth hooked trigger and a checkered hammer.
The silver guard and pommel cap are engraved with scroll designs, and the grips are checkered ebony with a silver finished escutcheon. Two identical swords, complete with Herouard retailer mark and sheaths, are pictured on page 194 of “The Pinfire System” by Smith & Curtis.
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This has nothing to do with games and is not a matter of legitimate public interest, but is simply a personal matter. I would hope and request that the games press be respectful of what IS a personal matter, and not news, and not about games. This…
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If I have seemed off this weekend, this is why. Some friends could hear it in my voice in my podcast, even though I didn’t touch on it, I had to keep quiet so some people could be told in person, not over social media.
P.G. Holyfield is one of my good friends, I only get to see him once a year, but google hangouts, email, and social media go a long way. Patrick was always awesome, kind, warm, caring. He gives some of the best hugs and has a great laugh.
Please help make his last few days more comfortable and help provide for his girls he is leaving behind. All information can be found at the link, and further on his website.
I love you Patrick.
Our dear friend PG Holyfield is at the bitter end of a surprisingly brief battle with cancer. We are raising funds to help make him as comfortable as possible in his last weeks, as well as offset medical costs, and care for his daughters. Any funds you can spare are appreciated and will help im…
PG is a wonderful guy who gave me a shot in 2011 at TuacaCon, and was tremendously inspiring and supportive. I only got to talk with him briefly at this year’s Balticon, but I feel glad that I was able to.
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