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.
Coordinates: 17°22′17″N 78°28′49″E / 17.371426°N 78.480347°E / 17.371426; 78.480347
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India.
Originally a private art collection of the Salar Jung family, it was endowed to the nation after the death of Salar Jung III. It was inaugurated on 16 December 1951.
It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, ...
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:
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
Arms and Armour Gallery-14
Arms and Armour
Component Material II
Period / Year of Work
Late 19th Century.
20.4 L X 30.0 Dia (Bore)
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