French Model 1873 Military Revolver

Designed by the team of Chamelot-Delvigne, this revolver was adopted by the French military in 1873 but was not put into service until 1874 (and continued to be used in variant forms into WW1). This particular revolver was manufactured at the St. Etienne arsenal in 1875. Caliber is 11.1mm (.44 caliber), six-shot, double-action or single-action, center-fire, overall length ~9.5", barrel length ~4.5", weight ~3lbs, fixed front and rear sights, checkered wood grips, loading gate on right side of frame.

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