Rifle of Ferdinand Claudin, celebrates family of arms manufacturers of the 38 boulevard of Italian in Paris.
It carries N° 423, it was manufactured in 1846.
It has a barrel with strong thickness on the first third and then it is refined.
The barrels in Damas carry the punch of Léopold Bernard… with platinum vents.
All the parts are numbered and signed for the majority but I did not have courage to dismount the trimmings.
The barrel top is engraved "FD Claudin Brevete Boulevard des Italiens 38 Paris".
The cylinder shows a Liege proof with 6 chambers of 11 MM caliber.
The revolver may be fired single or double action.
A grey/brown finish remains on all metal with overall staining. The grips are in chequered walnut. The front sight is missing. This piece appears to have been originally finished in the white and therefore should clean very nicely.
Many thanks to "JOESALTER" for the pictures.
A French firm manufactures the necessary to reload this type of ammunition.
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