The third and final gun that I bought from the December sale at Wallis & Wallis. This time it is a 7mm pinfire by Victor Collette. Also marked with patent acknowledgement “E. Lefaucheux Inv Brevete”.
Those Wallis guns are quite a find. Congrat’s to all. Were there any pinfire rifles or shotguns ?
Victor Collette is one of my favorite makers. Excellent workmanship, quality and design… This one is a near-mint 7mm pocket revolver with ivory grips. I made the case and the companion boot knife for it.
This is a wonderful 7mm Pinfire by Victor Collette.
Why would you want to make a cased set that is not original?
It looks fantastic but is it marked as a replica case for the future collectors. Just my thoughts.
My value is the revolver only and zero for the accessories.
I am harsh but the cartridges have value as does a reproduction knife, but not as a fake cased set.
But it looks nice sitting in his gun room in that case
or in the bedroom
You would be correct if the gun had been altered in any way. This way, it is just a manner of displaying it. Whether it sits in a plain display case or in a custom made box, does not detract from its value. There is no intent to make it look “genuine”, so it’s not a “fake”. I intend to bequeath these to my sons so they have a memento of their father’s hobby and skill as a knife maker.