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Francotte Pinfire


Revolver


Belgium | 1820



"The well-made Francotte Pinfire revolver was designed by August Francotte out of Liege, Belgium."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Francotte Pinfire. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
120 ft
36.6 m | 40.0 yds
Max.Eff.Range
Physical
The physical qualities of the Francotte Pinfire. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
225 mm
8.86 in
O/A Length
155 mm
6.10 in
Barrel Length
Revolving Cylinder
Action
11mm
Caliber(s)
5-round cylinder
Feed
Front Fixed
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Francotte Pinfire Revolver family line.
Francotte Pinfire - Base Series Designation


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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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Operators
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Contractor(s): Francotte - Belgium
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