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Noël’s 10-Shot Pocket Turret Revolver

This is Lot 3214 in the upcoming RIA December Premier auction.

Designed by A. Noël in 1865 and manufactured by Gouery, Canat et Cie in Paris, this is a .28 caliber, 10-shot turret revolver. It has a folding double-action trigger, and is actually a remarkably svelte pistol, ideal for a gentleman’s coat pocket (as one does in 1865). Best as I can tell, about 500 of these were made, almost certainly falling out of favor because of the availability of much more modern systems. Noël’s gun is a pellet-primer design, which was fairly old technology a decade before these were patented.

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