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Dreyse needle-fire revolver

F. von Dreyse, Sömmerda, circa 1865. Small model, calibre 0,35 (Prussian inches = approx. 9.1 mm), no. 5331. Six-shot cylinder, vine engraving on frame. Firing pin receiver with ornamental silver inlay. Manufacturer's name marked above the cylinder: "F. v. Dreyse Sömmerda", left on frame calibre size. Grip from finely grained walnut with delicate checkering. Butt plate with lanyard loop. Length 27.5 cm.

Photos and information from: Roger Desbois

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