A pepperbox signed by Eugène Lefaucheux

This is the first I have seen in my life…
We all know the pepperbox’s of Casimir Lefaucheux, Eugène’s father, made on the basis of a Mariette, or the “Curé” pepperbox’s, developed by the armourer François PRELAT (Paris 17xx / 1859)
To my knowledge Eugène Lefaucheux had never been interested and had never designed a pepperbox on the basis of one of these 7 - 9 or 12 mm revolvers.
My knowledge was therefore not perfect, still happy, since I present here the
LF 26779, a Parish-type pepperbox, on a 7 mm pendulum base, in double action signed by Eugène Lefaucheux.

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Comme quoi,toujours gardé un œil ouvert !
Belle trouvaille

Extraordinaire! Et cela pose certaines questions. Le numéro s’inscrit dans quel serie? Peut-on savoir combien d’armes de ce type ont été produites? Etc…

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Cette poivrière s’inscrit dans la catégorie des revolvers 7 mm à broche, double action, dit à balancier.
La numérotation LF correspond parfaitement.
C’est le premier que je vois donc je ne sais pas s’il en existe d’autres .

This pepperbox falls under the category of 7 mm pinfire revolvers, self-cocking, known as with pendulum mecanisme.
The LF numbering matches perfectly.
This is the first one I see so I don’t know if there are others.

this is the personal pepperbox of Eugène Lefaucheux … :smiley:

Just found this on eBay of all places!


So mine is not the only one

This is the second one I see, so there must existe more of them.
The LF 26527 and LF 26779 are exactly from the same periode.
it’s a pity that the stock plates and the ejection rod are missing and that the 3 screws holding the lower strap to the frame are not original.
What about the mechanism ?

I’ll take better pictures when it arrives and check out how it functions

did you received it ?

I think I am missing something like this yellow piece:

Thats a pitty and not easy to make

And what is missing ?