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Lefaucheux double-barreled revolver

Manufactured by Eugene Lefaucheux c.1860′s in Paris, France - serial number 133688.
7mm pinfire 20-round cylinder, double action, folding trigger, side loading gate with manual ejector rod.
A surprisingly common handgun with a capacity three times superior to most revolvers of the era. Its twenty rounds of ammunition were set up in a two-layer cylinder facing two barrels, and a hammer with two prongs would alternatively set off one of the two rows to fire the gun.


ZK-383H submachine gun

Designed by the brothers Koucky, manufactured by Zbrojovka Brno c.1938-50′s, H model
9x19mm Parabellum 30-round magazine, blowback automatic, folding magazine and magazine well.
The H model did away with its magazine loading onto the left side of the receiver to adopt a more modern and usual bottom one. The original placement was caused by the use of this weapon as a squad machine gun role, mounted with a bipod, despite its use of a pistol round. This original use however meant that the ZK-383 series was a very sturdy weapon by SMG standards.

MAS Mle 1873.M ‘Chamelot-Delvigne’ de Marine revolver

Made by the Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Etienne in France between 1877 and 1887 for the French Navy and Colonial Infantry (Marines), serial number 5655.
12mm de Marine centerfire cartridges, six-shots cylinder, double-action, side loading gate. The cylinder axis serves as a multi-purpose tool for disassembling and cleaning the gun.
The MAS Mle 1873 was adopted by the French military as their new service pistol - their first double action centerfire handgun - following the disastrous Franco-Prussian war which led the army to seek modern upgrades to what they thought at the time to be lacking small arms. It was in fact the slow pace at which France had adopted new breech-loading artillery that lost the war, but hey free guns.
The Mle 1873.M was the French Navy’s separate order of new service revolvers, and were marked M not for Marine but for Modifié - modified -  as they had had their cylinders rechambered from 11mm73 to 12mm de Marine, the cartridge previously used in the Lefaucheux Mle 1870 de Marine.

The 12mm centerfire cartridge was quite potent, but due to the closing of the Gévélot factories that produced it it was abandoned for the 11mm73 again. This round was about as powerful as .25ACP until the 1873/90 made it more akin to .32ACP.
The Mle 1873, be it in service of the Army or the Navy, is strongly associated with the period of rapid expansion of the Second French Empire following the Franco Prussian War all the way to WW1, and as such is almost omnipresent in military illustrations of the late 19th century.

Silver niello and ivory mounted miquelet pistol originating from the Caucuses, 19th century.

Baby Lemat 1868/69 Patent revolver

Manufactured in France or Belgium c.1860-70′s with a Liègeois shotgun barrel - serial number 129.
9mm centerfire none-round cylinder revolving around a 12mm centerfire shotgun barrel, single action, side-loading gate, the hammer can be flipped forward when cocked to fire the shotgun barrel.

Perrin Mle1865 revolving rifle

Perrin Mle1865 revolving rifle

    Manufactured by Louis Perrin c.1873~80′s in paris, France - based on his Mle1865 revolver design - serial number 413.
    11mm73 six-round cylinder, double action, side-loading gate with manual ejector rod, leaf sight, military foregrip and buckles.
    Originally presented in its prototype stage along with its handgun counterpart to the French army as concurrents to the Chassepot rifle and Lefaucheux revolver, the Perrin Mle1865 was rejected on both occasion. It was however a very popular private purchase for French officers, especially in the Army where the service pistols were still percussion designs. I doubt that the prototype carbine presented by Perrin was in a serious military rifle caliber, which might have been why it lost to the Chassepot despite arguably using superior technology.
    This particular example was manufactured well after that however, since it is chambered for the same round used in the MAS Mle1873 revolver.

Dutch hand mortars

Dutch hand mortars

Manufactured in the Netherlands c.~1625.
52mm caliber fuse grenades or more likely fireworks, single shot wheellock.

Scarce Pinfire LeMat Revolving Carbine,

English four barrel flintlock tap action pistol, late 18th century.

English four barrel flintlock tap action pistol, late 18th century.

FN Browning M1910 pistol

Manufactured by Fabrique Nationale Herstal in Belgium c.1910-20′s - serial number 544134.
.380 ACP 6-round detachable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic, grip safety, ivory grips.

Kugelhandgranate M1913/15 Poppenberg system

Manufactured by Germany c.1915-1918 using surplus Khg M1913 fragmentation grenades.
45g explosive charge, percussive system armed by removing the pin and lifting the spoon lever on the handle, after which a sharp shock and gravity would detonate the device.
That’s what happens when you Voltron the early German ball grenade with their later 1915 stick technology. They had realized earlier with the regular M1915 percussive layout - one with a regular cylindrical head like other Stielhandgranate - you better had the heaviest head possible to make sure it landed right on its face.

American officer’s sword, 1805-1812

There seems to be some disagreement as to the use of this sword pattern. Traditionally it is considered a pioneers sword, but some believe it was issued to privates of the rifle brigade. They are often dated to circa 1830, but this one was made by Osborn & Gunby so it must date between 1808 and 1821. It is an attractive brute of a short sword.


Wesson & Leavitt 1849 belt revolver

Designed by Edwin Wesson -the lesser known brother of Daniel Wesson- and Daniel Leavitt, made by Massachusetts Arms Co - serial number 618.
.31 six-shot cylinder, cap and ball single action revolver, side hammer.

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