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Pinfire Pistol

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French pinfire break-action pistol of unknown manufacturer, circa 1870 - 15.2mm pinfire
Pinfire double barreled pistol, Belgian manufacture - .58 caliber

Pinfire cartridge, invented by Casimir Lefaucheux, quickly became popular in various types of firearms, including shotguns, revolvers, pepperbox revolvers and pistol. Pinfire pistols were simpler and cheaper than revolvers and found some usage as pocket, duelling and sporting guns. While produced by various manufacturers, they were commonly referred as Lefaucheux pistols.


(19th Century)

Type: Pistol

Caliber: Various

Capacity: 1 or 2 (double barreled)

Fire Modes: Single Shot

The Pinfire Pistol and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Count of Monte Cristo Seen on Fernand de Morcerf's table 1954
The Shadow (Ten) Vladimir Etush Pietro 1971
Marina Neyolova Annunziata
The Light at the Edge of the World Kirk Douglas Will Denton Double Barreled 1971
A pirate
A Golden-coloured Straw Hat (Solomennaya shlyapka) Yefim Kopelyan de Beauperthuis Double Barreled 1974
The Way of Bones (Drumul oaselor) Florin Piersic Margelatu Double Barreled 1980
Marga Barbu Agatha Slatineanu
The Duelist (Duelyant) Yuliya Khlynina Marfa Tuchkova Double Barreled Pocket 2016
Vladimir Mashkov Count Beklemishev
Pavel Kuzmin Liprandi Double Barreled
The Ninth Double Barreled Pocket; on the wall 2019


Title Actor Character Note Date
North and South Patrick Swayze Orry Main Double barreled 1985
A hoodlum

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