7mm pinfire revolver at the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad, India

I have been in India for the past week and had to find some kind of pinfire something while here! I visited the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad, India, which is the largest single-man collection in the world.

He had a pinfire in amongst some other firearms.


What a pitty you didn’t note the LF number of this 7 mm tripe action revovler

It was on the other side of the gun! And there were armed guards around the museum.

I also asked my concierge at the hotel if there were any antique gun shops around too. After checking with some locals he told me “there are no legal antique gun shops.”

Interesting the extra word he added in there. I didn’t press it further though.

so the LF number is on the right side, that means that it is lower than LF 9018 (the first with the number on its left) and had been made before mid-1864.

Here is the museum record of it:

Accession Number FA-86
Museum Name Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
Gallery Name Arms and Armour Gallery-14
Object Type Arms and Armour
Main Material Iron
Component Material II Ivory
Country France
Provenance France
Origin Place France
Period / Year of Work Late 19th Century.
Dimensions 20.4 L X 30.0 Dia (Bore)
Brief Description Ivory handle gold work pin fire revolver. (Six shots) Maker’s mark Devisme A Paris (on barrel).

The LF number is neither on the left side, but it’s undeniably a 7 mm triple action revolver made by Lefaucheux, but marketed by Devisme