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Francotte Pinfire


Francotte Pinfire



The well-made Francotte Pinfire revolver was designed by August Francotte out of Liege, Belgium.
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ORIGIN: Belgium
YEAR: 1820
MANUFACTURER(S): Francotte - Belgium

Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. * Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Revolving Cylinder
CALIBER(S)*: 11mm
LENGTH (OVERALL): 225 millimeters (8.86 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 155 millimeters (6.10 inches)
SIGHTS: Front Fixed
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 120 feet (37 meters; 40 yards)

Series Model Variants
• Francotte Pinfire - Base Series Designation


Detailing the development and operational history of the Francotte Pinfire Revolver.  Entry last updated on 2/26/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©
The Francotte Pinfire Revolver was Belgian in origin, work completed by the firm of A. Francotte a Liege. Auguste Francotte set up his Belgium gun concern in 1805 and preceded to make a stable of firearms of the highest construction and degree. Engraving was utilized throughout to help promote the high value of Francotte guns and much of the inherent detail could also be requested by customers.

The type was chambered for an 11mm cartridge and utilized a 5-shot rotating cylinder to complete the action. The cylinder lacked a bridge but centered along a cylindrical pin that extended out underneath the barrel. The pistol grip was adorned with wood furniture and a loop was installed along the base of the grip itself. The elegant hammer was very noticeable at the rear of the receiver while the curved trigger was set underneath the body within an oblong trigger ring. The barrel measured in at over 6 inches and was octagonal in nature, capped by a fixed front post sight.

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