While most countries are still messing about with single shot percussion pistols or tentatively trying out newfangled percussion revolvers, the French navy blows caution to the wind by adopting a metallic cartridge revolver patented by Eugène Lefaucheux in 1854 using the pinfire ammunition patented by his father Casimir Lefaucheux in 1835.
Guillaume de Mastrigt https://lefaucheuxnet.wordpress.com/
Aaron Newcomer: https://aaronnewcomer.com/
Chris C. Curtis (book) Systeme Lefaucheux: Continuing The Study of Pinfire Cartridge Arms Including Their Role in the American Civil War
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